Equality & Anti-Oppression

In today’s world, if we aren’t actively doing the internal and external work to decolonize and dismantle the unjust systems of inequality that exist here on earth, we are contributing to the upholding of this ongoing oppression.

White supremacy, amongst other systems of injustice, is the reality we have been born into and it is time we unlearn, relearn and rebuild a world that is safe and equitable for all.

How can we bring our whole selves — with all the intersections of our identities and experiences to the work of collective liberation?

#STWEquality #STWAntiOpression #STWJustice

In today’s world, if we aren’t actively doing the internal and external work to decolonize and dismantle the unjust systems of inequality that exist here on earth, we are contributing to the upholding of this ongoing oppression.

White supremacy, amongst other systems of injustice, is the reality we have been born into and it is time we unlearn, relearn and rebuild a world that is safe and equitable for all.

How can we bring our whole selves — with all the intersections of our identities and experiences to the work of collective liberation?

#STWEquality #STWAntiOpression #STWJustice

Equality & Anti-Oppression Projects

Queer Trans Project

We are a black-led and trans-led organization on a mission to provide gender-empowering resources to LGBTQ+ individuals all across the world so that they have the power and confidence to create social change in their communities.

Komunal Market

Komunal Market is an alternative market which directly sources its products from peasant farmers. We procure the produce at a rate higher that the usual farmgate so that the farmers can earn more. Compared to the prevailing system of land and market monopoly here in the Philippines where food producers merely receive scraps for the produce they worked hard to harvest. Usually, traders and landlords buy their products at a rate so low that it sometimes leaves them in debt after accounting all the expenses they shelled out.

Moreover, Komunal Market is also an agrarian reform advocate fighting for free land distribution to our farmers. We believe that national food security can be achieved once farmlands have been reclaimed from its landlords and distributed to its actual tillers. We can then produce food, not geared for export, but for national consumption.

Science is a Drag

An award-winning, community-driven and science-themed drag show, Science is a Drag celebrates science through the powerful art of drag. Established in 2019, the show was created to challenge cis-heteronormative stereotypes and archaic notions of professionalism in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and to provide a safe and empowering platform for queer scientists to feel creative and unrestricted in their science communication efforts. It also provides a safe and accessible space for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and its allies to engage with science without fear of exclusion or judgment.

Our kings and queens serve drama and science in equal measure, turning live DNA extractions into burlesque performances, highlighting the climate crisis with lip syncs and fiery costume reveals, challenging peoples’ perceptions of bees using Pictionary and showing us the correct techniques for flossing using feather boas. Whether through stand up, lip syncs, dance demos, or something else entirely, our performers share research in ways we can’t forget!

Equality & Anti-Oppression Resources

Sister Outsider by Audre Lourde

A collection of fifteen essays written between 1976 and 1984 gives clear voice to Audre Lorde’s literary and philosophical personae. These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde’s intellectual development and her deep-seated and longstanding concerns about ways of increasing empowerment among minority women writers and the absolute necessity to explicate the concept of difference—difference according to sex, race, and economic status. The title Sister Outsider finds its source in her poetry collection The Black Unicorn (1978). These poems and the essays in Sister Outsider stress Lorde’s oft-stated theme of continuity, particularly of the geographical and intellectual link between Dahomey, Africa, and her emerging self.

 

Pretty Brown Girl Foundation

The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation provides self-acceptance and leadership development programs, clubs, and events to combat adverse social issues that affect girls of color.

Pretty Brown Girl (PBG) is an organization dedicated to educating and empowering Black and Brown girls by encouraging self-acceptance while cultivating social, emotional & intellectual well-being.

Crutches and Spice

Imani Barbarin writes from the perspective of a black woman with Cerebral Palsy. She specializes in blogging, science fiction and memoir.