This Is Not Reparations, But It Should Be

The In Other Words blog will now feature literary brilliance from trans, non-binary, and cis colonized women and femmes. Each month we’ll share original pieces exploring, deconstructing, and reconstructing: colonialism, race, identity, war, liberation, anger, land, life, sex, trauma, violence, gender, and past/present/future. We …

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From Portland, OR to Standing Rock: #NoDAPL – Water is Life

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Join In Other Words Feminist Community Center and a coalition of social justice groups in Portland on Tuesday November 15th for a national day of action in solidarity with #NoDAPL. We will gather and rally in solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing …

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Guest Post: Defending Hillary Clinton Isn’t Feminism

Feminist/Queer Issues | In Other Words Staff|

Reposted from Daughter of Oya. For more on Hillary Clinton’s greed, racism, and bloodlust: read this. I wish Trump had interrupted Clinton more. I wish he’d peed on her podium or kicked it over. I feel no empathy or sympathy – at all – for …

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Solidarity with Standing Rock and #NoDAPL

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We resist in solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock and all Indigenous people all over the world rising up against the exploitation and wanton destruction of colonialism and global capitalism. Indigenous peoples are the rightful stewards of the lands and the …

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Fuck Portlandia

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Several months ago the In Other Words community agreed to discontinue our relationship with Portlandia. This was a direct response to a particular egregious filming of the show in our space which saw our store left a mess, our staff mistreated, our neighbors …

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Donate to our Generosity Fundraiser Today to Support In Other Words!

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In Other Words is a community center, event space, and independent feminist bookstore (one of the last few in the country) in the Albina neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. In Other Words is a space to gather, heal, learn, build, and organize. We are almost …

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Unbroken, Black, and Free: A statement on the politics of Black Lives Matter Portland

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This is a statement from Portland’s chapter of Black Lives Matter about the politics and principles of their organizing. Reposted from the official BLMPDX tumblr. What We Believe We understand colonialism, capitalism, and imperialism to be the material basis of Black/African oppression. Our …

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Support the September 9th National Prisoner Strike

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On September 9th, 1971 prisoners took over and shut down Attica, New York State’s most notoriously cruel  prison. On September 9th of 2016, prisoners in the US who have been  forced into slavery by corrupt politicians and  greedy corporations  will begin a strike …

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Celebrate Pan-African Women’s Day this August 27th

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Pan-African Women’s Day is a celebration of the militancy, brilliance, and power of the African women, girls, and femmes leading the global struggle for African revolution. From Portland to Accra, African women, girls, and femmes are leading the work as our people fight …

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Young Adult literature at In Other Words Feminist Community Center

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YA @ IOW Young adult literature isn’t just for young adults anymore! In recent years, more and more adults have been rediscovering the pleasure that is YA literature. These stories, written about teenagers, tend to be fast-paced and plot-driven, and address universal themes …

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