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Some Final Thoughts on the 2014 #FemGeniusesInBerlin

Writing this was especially difficult. As a result, I’m so thankful that I asked the students to write blogs throughout our time in Berlin so that you all could follow our journey as it was happening. It was wonderful. Dreamy. Exciting. Adventurous. I could go on and on, but I’ll just say that I don’t think […]

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(Emerging) Fat Activism in Germany with Fat Up!

By Nicole Tan This past Friday was the very last classroom session at Frauenkreise. After our 3 weeks here, I was excited to see how everything would wrap up with our final activist group, Fat Up!  If you ask Kristina Kuličová and Magda Albrecht how they define themselves as a group, they will say they are […]

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Meeting w/ Elizabeth Olayinka Adekunle of the African Women & Youth Organization

By Nicole Tan The second I stepped through the door, I felt like I was at home. It is impossible to step into my household without being asked whether you want something to eat or drink. This was no different at the African Women & Youth Organization (AWYO). Having woken up at 7AM to begin […]

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Paul Gilroy, “The Struggle against Racism in Britain (1976-2012): Its Implications for Justice and Democracy”

By Nicole Tan Our running feet stopped when we saw the line ahead of us. A line that wound up being two flights of stairs with no end point in sight. This was the accumulation of Berlin dwellers, both temporary and permanent, eager to listen to what Paul Gilroy had to say about “The Struggle […]

Presence: The Body Activism Limited Edition

“We publish this magazine ‘BECAUSE doing/ reading/ seeing/ hearing cool things that validate and challenge us can help us gain the strength and sense of community that we need in order to figure out how bullshit like racism, ablebodyism, ageism, speciesism, classism, thinism, sexism, antisemitism, and heterosexism figures in our own lives (Bikini Kill 478).’ […]