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All the women in my family sing : women write the world--essays on equality, justice, and freedom / edited by Deborah Santana.

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  • ISBN: 9780997296211
  • ISBN: 0997296216
  • Physical Description: xi, 363 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Nothing But the Truth, LLC, 2018.

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Foreword / by Deborah Santana -- Editing identity : cultural identity, gender, and sexuality: Home going / Natalie Baszile ; Look where you're living / Maria Ramos-Chertok ; Indian territory / Eliana Ramage ; Klansville, USA / Camille Hayes ; The bad Black / Randi Bryant-Agenbroad ; The color of transparency / Shyla Margaret Machanda ; From Negro to Black / La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson ; AWOL WOC / Janine Shiota ; Home : a transgender journey / Mila Jam -- At home in the world : immigration, migration, and the idea of home: Reclaiming indigenous space / Blaire Topash-Caldwell ; Proof of blood / Sara Marchant ; The perfect life / Fabiana Monteiro ; Swimming in the new normal / Shizue Seigel ; Escape from the Cambodian killing fields / Tammy Thea ; This is how you do / Phiroozeh Petigara ; Truth be told / Sridevi Ramanathan ; Home / Porochista Khakpour ; Stay / Michelle Mush Lee -- Trailblazers, hell-raisers, and stargazers : careers, work, and worth: The tireless indispensable / Marian Wright Edelman ; What it takes : a letter to my granddaughter / Belva Davis ; Forever, for always, for Luther / Deborah J. McDuffie ; You're hired! : being African American in education / Dr. K.E. Garland ; Finding home / Kelly Woolfolk ; The tunnel / Veronica Kungler ; Willie Dee / Lalita Tademy ; The payat paradox / Charina Lumley ; Asian American punk / Want Chyi -- With liberty and justice for all : the struggle for social justice and equality: We are America / America Ferrara ; Hope, justice, feminism, and faith / Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro ; Outlaw / Matilda Smith ; The problem with evolving / Ethel Morgan Smith ; What is said / Hope Wabuke ; Invisible women / Menen Hailu ; A hairy situation / Wanda M. Holland Greene ; What's in a name / V.V. Ganeshananthan ; The girl from the ghetto / Deborah L. Plummer -- In a family way: A pink dress / Jennifer De Leon ; Offerings / Jaime Leon Lin-Yu ; A note to the boy who was my son / Tara Dorabji ; Beloved Halmoni / Miriam Ching Yoon Louie ; An exceptional father / Vicki L. Ward ; Rewriting the story / Meilan Carter-Gilkey ; A letter to my son / Nuris Terrero ; Prison parenting / Rhonda Turpin ; Scolding other people's kid / Soniah Kamal ; Thoughts on Mother's Day / Nayomi Munaweera -- But beautiful... the beauty myth: Doppelganger dreams / Nari Kirk ; Black dolls for everyone / Mercy L. Tullis-Bukhari ; The gift of hair, the gift of joy / Emma McElvaney Talbott ; Touch and go / Maroula Blades ; Invisibility / Nikki Abramson ; Stumbling into beauty / Charmaine Marie Branch ; Not Shirley Temple curls / Drea R. Williams ; New Year's Day / Nira A. Hyman ; Re-searching for a truly American art / Terezita Romo -- The cure for what ails you : transcending illness and trauma: Labor of love / Samina Ali ; A photograph of Martin / Marti Paschal ; Pressing pause / Meera Bowman-Johnson ; A kid like mine / Kristin Leavy Miller ; Learning to thrive / Kira Lynne Allen ; The Black sickness / Jordan Johnson ; Facing fear, finding light / Lisa A. Jones -- A woman's journey is never done : traveling far, wide, and deep: African in America / Ugochi Egonu ; What's left in La Quebrada / Yessenia Funes ; From the middle room to the mountains : the artist within / Nashormeh Lindo -- When life is a crystal stair / Rita Roberts-Turner ; In a world obsessed with passport tiers / Robtel Neajai Pailey ; Small places / Roshila Nair ; The road to El Camino / Denise Diaab.
Subject: Minority women > Social conditions > 21st century > Anecdotes.
Minority women > Anecdotes.
Women, Black > Social conditions > 21st century > Anecdotes.
Women, Black > Anecdotes.
African American women > Social conditions > 21st century > Anecdotes.
African American women > Anecdotes.
Asian American women > Social conditions > 21st century > Anecdotes.
Asian American women > Anecdotes.
Women > Social conditions > 21st century > Anecdotes.
Women > Anecdotes.
Women's rights.
Genre: Essays.

Natalie Baszile, whose best-selling novel Queen Sugar was adapted for Oprah&;s TV channel by award-winning director, Ava Duvernay, writes of returning to Louisiana to research Queen Sugar and finding the &;painful truths&; her father experienced in the &;belly of segregation.&;

Kelly Woolfolk, an attorney who acted in Spike Lee&;s School Daze before working in the legal department of Virgin Records & as counsel for a television production company, writes about her identity growing up with &;good&; hair, &;piss-colored,&; & accused of talking white. She now sees her son&;s experience in Oakland in a private school with the cloud of oppression that killed Trayvon Martin & Tamir Rice.

Blaire Topash-Caldwell, a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at U NM, writes about reclaiming Indigenous space after the history of trauma of boarding schools, the criminalization of traditional religions, the stealing of Indian children and other structural violence&;s have alienated indigenous communities from healthy sociality.

Lalita Tademy, NY Times bestselling author of three historical novels, writes of being the first in her family to graduate college and eventually becoming VP and General Manager of Sun Microsystems. Leaving corporate life after 20 years to write a novel based on her Louisiana family, she was rejected 13 times before finding a publisher for Cane River, Oprah&;s summer Book Pick in 2001, translated into 11 languages and San Francisco&;s One City, One Book in 2007.

Michelle &;Mush&; Lee is a poet and educator, recipient of the New York Hip Hop Theater Festival&;s Future Aesthetic Grant and Compasspoint&;s Next Generation Leaders of Color Fellowship. She teaches in universities across the country and is on the Board of 826 Valencia, and a Senior Teaching Artist at Youth Speaks. Her poem, Stay, is a meditation on birthing & fighting to stay put when everything in you says run.

Mila Jam believes she has made the world a better place by not masquerading and choosing to live in her truth loving the boy people thought she was and the woman she is. An award-winning NYC nightlife recording artist, entertainer and CEO of the artist collective: THEJAMFAM, Mila toured in the hit Broadway musical RENT.

Want Chyi has an MFA in fiction from Arizona State University and was the International Fiction Editor of Hayden&;s Ferry Review. She claims that the first time she went to a Punk concert as a sophomore in high school, she could forget she was not Asian enough, did not fit in, and was too small, too novel to be real to the 90% white town of Carmel, Indiana.

Rhonda Turpin&;s home is Cleveland, Ohio, but she has been in prison since 2004, serving a 15-year sentence for a white collar, non-violent offense.  Murderers serve smaller sentences. Her essay, Prison Parenting, explains the increase of the female prison population of over 300% in the last decade. She wrote her first book at Alderson West Virginia Prison Camp, mentored by Martha Stewart who was in the same facility.

Marian Wright Edelman, famed founder and president of the Children&;s Defense Fund, lawyer, advocate for disadvantaged Americans, writes about her role models Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth, whom she wears on medallions around her neck. Other role models Ella Baker and Jo Ann Robinson remind us &;of a great heritage of strength, courage, faith, and belief in the equality of women and people of every color.&;

Lisa Victoria Chapman Jones shares the frightening journey of her 18-month-old son&;s two-year fight with leukemia. Jones, a Yale graduate with a MFA in film from NYU co-wrote three books with Spike Lee, all companion books to his films: Uplift the Race: The Construction of School Daze, Do the Right Thing, and Mo&; Better Blues. Her memoir is Good Girl in a Bad Dress.

Jennifer De Leon writes of her Guatemalan mother treating education like a religion in their household. De Leon is an author, editor, speaker, consultant, and creative writing instructor at Emerson College and GrubStreet Independent Creative Writing Center. She is the editor of Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education and much more.

Samina Ali suffered a seizure and hundreds of strokes while in labor and giving birth to her son Isham.  She writes of the two and a half years it took to recover. Ali is an American author and activist and serving curator of Muslima: Muslim Women&;s Art and Voices, a global, virtual exhibition and co-founder of the American Muslim feminist organization Daughters of the Hajar. Her debut novel, Madras on Rainy Days was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.

Alicia Garza reflects on Barack Obama&;s final State of the Union address where she sat as the guest of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). She was disappointed he did not the inequities of wages for Black women, and no tribute for India Clarke, a black trans woman killed in Florida last year. Garza, an African American activist and editorial writer birthed the Black Lives Matter movement with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors.

Porochista Khakpour is an Iranian American novelist, essayist and writer. Her personal essays in the New York Times reflect on her experiences. Her novels are: Sons and Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion. Khakpour&;s essay is about Persian New Year, or Nowruz, is not a holiday Iranians take lightly as it is any thousands of years old with roots in ancient Indo-Persian culture.

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