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'Harlem on My Mind' by Edna Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme traces the rich history of Black radical organising in Harlem and reflects on her time there and the political education the neighbourhood and its residents offered.

When I moved to New York City in 2008, I lived in Harlem on St. Nicholas Avenue, down the street from Billie Holiday's residence. When I walked past her old building, I would think of her rendition of Abel Meeropol’s poem ‘Strange Fruit’, which encapsulates the overt violence of lynching in the American South. I thought of Lorraine Hansberry’s


Charmaine Li reflects on what it means to dream by looking at the complex relationship between nocturnal images and waking life. Through exploring how dreamers bridge the personal and the public – inner and outer worlds – she asks what might be shared collectively across dreams.

Reading Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower for the first time, tremors of a distant fear pierced through my consciousness and caught me by surprise. “I had my recurring dream last night,” remarks...

'THE FEMINIST REVOLUTION IS FEARLESS' – Marral Shamshiri on the Iranian uprising

In this call for transformative, systemic change in Iran, Marral Shamshiri follows the lead of revolutionary feminists and makes powerful connections to the Iranian feminist movement in 1979. She advocates for opposing state brutality and foreign imperialism, for international feminist solidarity and for connecting the current uprising to the long lineage of fearless feminist organising in post-revolutionary Iran. 

Images of an Iranian woman – standing on top of a car holding her burning headscarf on a stick, standing in the street with her fist clenching her headscarf high, standing fiercely on...

To Live Freely in this Body – An Excerpt from 'Earnestly' by Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju

We're excited to share 'To Live Freely in this Body', an excerpt from Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju's recently published book Earnestly (Archive Books, 2022). Earnestly is an invitation to observe the self-transformative power of embodied writing, moving towards joy, presence and connection. In this excerpt Ilupeju explores her experience of Body dysmorphia through writing and conversations with a group of women.


In the winter of 2017, I cried, begged, and then forced my mother to take me to a plastic surgeon in Bethesda, Maryland. My preoccupation with...

Revisiting 'The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House'

In this week’s post we revisit our online event The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House: Abolitionist Feminist Futures, a panel discussion with Gail Lewis, Miss Major, Zoé Samudzi and Hortense Spillers, with Akwugo Emejulu in the chair. 

This event, held on 3 August 2020, was the first in Revolution is not a one-time event | WE SEE THE HORIZON: ABOLITION NOW! organised by Che Gossett, Lola Olufemi and Sarah Shin in collaboration with Arika and hosted by Silver Press. You can find all...