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Since My Body EP / Uploadable Drop Card (live recording)

Since My Body EP / Uploadable Drop Card (live recording)

Since My Body EP / Uploadable Drop Card (live recording)
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follow a verbal testimony of warriors, queer youth claimin’ the streets and the dance floor, mamaland tongue, and vulnerability. kay ulanday barrett incises wit and weaves a provocative sound in this impressive EP. footage recorded live at sulu series at the bowery poetry club and also a new bonus track!

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Chapbook |  for^in (self-publication) by Kay Ulanday Barrett

Chapbook | for^in (self-publication) by Kay Ulanday Barrett

Chapbook | for^in (self-publication) by Kay Ulanday Barrett
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kay ulanday barrett forges emotion from the bodies of dictionaries & tarot cards
with this ferocious chapbook, for^in. poems include: even before george dubya,
notes on dehydration, hayop ka! and many more. with subtly and ancestor speak,
this first work offers adoration, resistance, and a radiant perspective from a queer brown midwest-grown poet who has survived. kay’s poems are not truths to be excused, folded, or placed on the coffeetable wayside. if you are thirsty, wanna claim some power and like the music of avenue psalms, the echo of letters, or the bravado of a protest chant, the irreverant honesty in these debut pages will be enough nourish to make high school textbooks simmer and blush for years to come. includes over 20 poems!

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Windy City Queer LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast

Windy City Queer LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast

Windy City Queer LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast

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Edited by Kathie Bergquist

LGBTQ writing from Chicago that features a compelling mix of poetry, memoir, fiction, and essays

The contributions of the Midwest and, specifically, Chicago to LGBTQ literature have been invaluable yet largely uncelebrated over the last century. This anthology charts a map of queer Chicago and showcases its thriving urban arts community, which boasts a unique history, legacy, and sensibility deeply rooted in the urban Midwest.

Here is a first-rate collection of queer voices from Chicago’s literary landscape. Celebrated writers Edmund White, Achy Obejas, Sharon Bridgforth, Brian Bouldrey, E. Patrick Johnson, Carol Anshaw, David Trinidad, and Mark Zubro are joined by emerging voices from the queer literary scene. These pieces span all literary genres, from fiction and poetry to memoir and essays, and portray a full gamut of gay Chicago lives from the everyday to the quirky, from public spectacles to quiet intimacies, from family life to nightlife, from dating to marriage, from loving to mourning. The writing that comprises this volume, which seeks to claim a queer space on the literary continuum, is surprising, smart, hilarious, and heart wrenching.

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Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives

Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives

Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives

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About the Collection

Filipino Americans are projected to become the largest Asian American population by 2010. As the second largest immigrant group in the country, there are approximately 3 million documented and undocumented Filipino Americans in the US. Filipino Americans are unique in many ways. They are descendants of the Philippines, a country that was colonized by Spain for over three centuries and by the US for almost 50 years. They are the only ethnic group that has been categorized as Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and even as their own separate ethnicity. Because of diverse phenotypes, they are often perceived as being Asian, Latino, multiracial, and others. And contrary to the Model Minority Myth, Filipino Americans have experienced several health, psychological, and educational disparities, including lower college graduation rates and higher levels of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Despite these disparaging statistics, Filipino Americans have made significant contributions to the US, ever since their first arrivals in October 1587- from their involvement in the United Farmworkers Movement to their roles in hip-hop culture and their presence in medicine, education, and the arts. However, Filipino Americans have also been referred to as the “Forgotten Asian Americans” because of their invisibility in mainstream media, academia, and politics. Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives offers an intimate look at the lives of Filipino Americans through stories involving ethnic identity, colonial mentality, cultural conflicts, and experiences with gender, sexual orientation, and multiraciality. Writers courageously address how they cope with mental health issues- including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and suicide. Theories and concepts from the book’s predecessor, Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice can be applied through the voices of a diverse collection of Filipino Americans. Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives

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We Got Issues Anthology edited by Rha Goddess & Jennifer Calderon

We Got Issues Anthology edited by Rha Goddess & Jennifer Calderon

We Got Issues Anthology edited by Rha Goddess & Jennifer Calderon

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About the Anthology

In 2005, the “We Got Issues” team, Rha Goddess and JLove Calderon, traveled the country gathering rants from over 1,000 women, from Rikers Island to the Republican National Convention. They held community dialogues, rantfests, and Red Tent gatherings. This joyful call-to-arms by young women warriors collects the best of those events. We Got Issues! showcases a new feminine generation as they speak honestly and courageously about the 10 most important issues facing young women today, from money and racism, to relationships and motherhood. Each chapter frames a particular issue socially, culturally, and politically. A diverse range of rants, poems, and monologues are accompanied by an inspiring portrait of a woman warrior, “rituals of empowerment,” quotes, statistics, and trends. Powerful black-and-white images capture these spiritual descendents of Eve Ensler, Alice Walker, Jane Fonda, and other old-schoolers acting up, acting out, and demanding change.

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Kicked Out Anthology edited by Sassafras Lowrey

Kicked Out Anthology edited by Sassafras Lowrey

Kicked Out Anthology edited by Sassafras Lowrey

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In the U.S., 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). Kicked Out published by Homofactus Press brings together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth and tells these forgotten stories of some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Diverse contributors share stories of survival and abuse with poignant accounts of the sanctuary of community and the power of creating chosen families. Kicked Out highlights the nuanced perspectives of national organizations such as The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and The National Alliance Against Homelessness and regional agencies, including Sylvia’s Place, The Circus Project and Family Builders. This anthology introduced by Judy Shepard, gives voice to the voiceless and challenges the stereotypical face of homelessness.

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