A Wake to Rest, An End with New Beginnings

Feminist Organizations | In Other Words Staff|

Dearly beloved In Other Words Communities, There is no softening this announcement. After 25 years, In Other Words is closing at the end of June 2018. The current members of IOW do not come to this decision lightly. We are grieving. We invite …

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

Black Lives Matter | In Other Words Staff|

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

Events | In Other Words Staff|

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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ABCs of Abortion Rights

Blogs | In Other Words Staff|

In a huge victory, the Supreme Court has ruled that Texas restrictions on clinics that perform abortions are a barrier to women’s health and violate their constitutional rights. The Texas law required doctors who perform abortions to have hospital-admitting privileges and imposed impossible …

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ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V WADE: Girl in the River by Patricia Kullberg (and a chance to meet the author)

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Title: Girl in the River  Author: Patricia Kullberg  Genre: Historical feminist Fiction  Date released: August 20th, 2015  Published by: Bygone Era Books, Ltd.  Length: 340 pages  Her pimp wants her dead, a hooker wants her heart, and the DA just wants her … …

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Thank you for an inspirational year of growth- let’s keep going!

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

Dear Fierce Feminist Supporter of In Other Words, A year ago we reached out for your support. Today, because of you, our feminist community center continues to exist!   In October we celebrated our 22 birthday. The lending library and bookstore still open eyes …

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Pedalpalooza: Feminist Superhero Bike Ride!

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“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.”  –Susan B. Anthony, 1896 …

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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” is coming to Portland! January 23 & 25, 2015 at Living Room Theaters. Save the date!

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