I added this to my list because it really shows us the facts and figures of OGBV in the Gambia, evidence that is important in feminist organizing.
This was my first time interacting with self-defense from a feminist perspective, so I was very appreciative of the chance to learn and reflect on this holistic and beautifully illustrated research, that let us know, through very profound words, that self-defense is a political act.
I hang on to every word in this beautiful zine. Every once in a while, I stopped reading to just reflect on what each page had to offer, there were very refreshing and new perspectives about pleasure and this made me want to explore different things about myself, that I may have subconsciously suppresed.
This really made me feel seen as a feminist who organizies primarily on the Internet. Hashtag feminism is incredibly important because it shows our existence, it shows that we were here and are still existing, even in spaces that have actively tried to erase our knowledge and labour
This for me was the true definition of feminist resilience, and brought to life the fact that even within revolutionary organizing, elements of power still factor to oppress minorities.
I felt all the spirits of my ancestors uniting to let me know through this article that "no one gets their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of their oppressor" This is an everyday reminder that respectability will never smash the partiarchy.
Very wholesome, personal piece radiating joy and gratitude reminding us to appreciate our differences and similarities in our movements.
I love the blend of colours, easy to navigate, and offers fun and simplified content