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[Interview] Deer, Unleashed: An Interview with Bamby Salcedo

By Andrea Gutier­rezPho­to by Giu­liana Maresca » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in make/shift (Win­ter 2015/2016, no. 18) Bam­by Sal­cedo is not afraid of her pow­er. The first time I crossed paths with the trans Lati­na activist was this past March in Los Ange­les at the annu­al live art show and fundrais­er host­ed by Mujeres de Maiz, an art and …

[Book Review] “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories” by Hilary Klein

BY ANDREA GUTIERREZ » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in make/shift (Summer/Fall 2015, no. 17) Com­pañeras: Zap­atista Women’s Sto­ries By Hilary Klein Sev­en Sto­ries Press It’s after mid­night when I take a break from read­ing Hilary Klein’s Com­pañeras: Zap­atista Women’s Sto­ries to bel­low into the zeros and ones of social media. “GODDAMMIT THIS LAPD COPTER HAS BEEN CIRCLING FOR

[Interview] Girls Stepping into Their Power: An Interview with Co-Founder of Radical Monarchs

By Andrea Gutier­rez » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in make/shift (Summer/Fall 2015, no. 17) In 2014, Anayvette Martinez’s daugh­ter, a fifth-grad­er, begged to join a girls group like the Girl Scouts. Mar­tinez, a Bay Area activist and com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er, was dis­sat­is­fied with the options avail­able near her East Oak­land home and co-found­ed the Rad­i­cal Brown­ies with her friend …

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[Poem] My First Zit

By Andrea Gutier­rez » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in Mujeres de Maiz zine (2015, out of print) I don’t know if she sees it first Or if I have the bad judg­ment to show her But Mom lays my head back in her lap On the sofa while we watch Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal It’s prob­a­bly one of those white­heads …

[Reporting] Activists Convene in Bali for International Summit on Women and Climate

By Andrea Gutier­rez » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in make/shift (Win­ter 2014/2015, no. 16) In August 2014, grass­roots activists from around the world con­verged on Bali for the Sum­mit on Women and Cli­mate. The four-day sum­mit was the first meet­ing of its kind, a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty for around eighty activists from thir­­ty-sev­en coun­tries to forge new alliances across movements—women’s …