Burn This Press

doubleunion:

Come to Double Union and make very simple skirts! Bring your favorite fabric or use the Double Union fabric supplies. We have thread of many colors, quality scissors, pins, sewing machines, a serger, and plenty more supplies to work with.

People are welcome to work on their other sewing projects,…

notoriousrbg:

Ruth Slayder Ginsburg
(Thanks for the submission, Marissa!)

notoriousrbg:

Ruth Slayder Ginsburg

(Thanks for the submission, Marissa!)

Why Learning Not to Hate Myself was Better than Loving Myself

blackamazon:

I don’t hate myself and it’s one of the hardest things I have to do.

Turning 30 is a kick in the chest. Thank God and  my Momma’s genes that it’s a 30 “ no one believes” but it’s 30 all the same. I’m not as financially secure as I want, I’m fatter than I want to me, sicker than I should be and fighting everything to stay afloat .But I don’t hate myself and it is so important, not just personally , but politically . In my life of  political acts, marching, protesting,rolling around on streets ,becoming a semi accidental internet feminist and being a mean old black girl,not hating myself is the thing that shifted my politics the most. 

The mantra of self love is something we hear a lot and it’s pleasing, invoking images of indulgence and care akin to a fluffy pink bubble bath. What no one tells us is that it is possible to love yourself and hate yourself at the same time , in different measures and quantities. Learning to love yourself maybe the greatest love of all but it does not eliminate the hate. That you have to work on .

Politically recognizing and purposefully combating the prevailing push to hate myself has forced looks into my psyche and the politics surrounding it that have made me less content ,more happy and braver.

I don’t like being radical as I am forced to be was one of the most violent realizations I have had. A lifetime of being a good girl,employee,daughter, shit I wanted to be a NUN has always made my willingness and facility to go “ I am not the one you want to F#&(#( with about this “ surprising to me. Specifically as it comes from the places where I have the greatest love.

I love being a black girl, I love black people, I love being a  woman and love women I love all people and I love music theatre,truth,information , communication and fun. also food ,physical activity and comics. and orgasms

Self love and love of these things has never been a problem. It also didn’t stop self hate , or doubt from clouding my ability to plan , be fire or be clear around them.Self love is not enough to combat self hate . They are not two sides of the same coin . Not hating myself involves unlearning so much programming , that my affirmations of love do not cover. It is the hard edge to my soft touch.

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litcrawl:

Making their first-ever appearance in Lit Crawl is Double Union! Welcome!

Double Union is a hacker/maker space for women in San Francisco. Their mission is the create a community workshop where women can work on projects in a comfortable, welcoming environment. The space looks awesome, and we think it’ll make for an awesome evening of literary readings on October 18th. Make sure you stop by their Phase 1 reading!

Double Union

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doubleunion:

We’re excited to announce a new member of our board directors, Mary Becica. Mary will be joining Amelia Greenhall, Liz Henry, and Valerie Aurora, the founding members of the Double Union board of directors.

Mary started her membership at Double Union by hosting a cryptocurrency workshop and has…

doubleunion:

We are very excited to be reading many applications from great people interested in Double Union — and there are already almost enough to fill our current capacity for about 50 new members (to add to our existing 100 members). We are going to pause membership applications on Monday July 21 at 8…

haiweewicci:

micdotcom:

DreamWorks animator imagines the “Rejected Princesses” Hollywood would never touch 

While fans have taken to creating their own “racebent” versions of classic Disney characters, the question still remains: Given how many great female characters there are in history and in literature, why is Disney not willing to look outside the box?

That was the question on former DreamWorks animator Jason Porath’s mind when he launched his project “Rejected Princesses.” Describing himself as “a guy who likes interesting, lesser-known women and would like for them to get their time in the sun,” Porath decided to create Disneyfied versions of female characters who would have a hard time receiving the green light from the studio.

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If that is the Corn Maiden I am thinking about…there is no way they could ever, EVER sanitize her enough for a Disney movie. LOL

thegreenbin:

Doing fieldwork can be scary. There’s rarely more than a meagre collection of survival gear, a satellite phone, and a motley crew of field techs, academics, locals, and students between you and oblivion. You huddle together in packs, hauling unwieldy equipment far into the woods, tundra, ocean……

Mending/fabric “hacking” Sunday July 20th 1pm-4pm

doubleunion:

Bring anything that needs a hole patched, a rip repaired, a button re-attached, and we’ll figure out how to fix it together! Or if you have any other fabric-related projects, come use our sewing supplies, including our 3 sewing machines, our fancy serger, our fabric-cutting mats, and our hand-sewing kits.

  • Sunday July 20th 1pm-4pm
  • Open to members of the public of all genders

333 Valencia St. #445
San Francisco, CA 94103

heart piercing

"The words of a powerful oppressor pierce the heart and fly away. He can rage at you for showing suspicion of him, and at the same moment make it clear that what you suspect is true; and he can insult you and claim that you have insulted him, mock you and demand satisfaction, threaten and complain at the same time. He can be both shameless and irreproachable."

— Alessandro Manzoni, from The Betrothed, 1827 (a very cool book)