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Category: Gender and Sexuality

Twin Mama Love - An Open Letter To Soon-to-be Twin Mama Beyoncé

The internet lost it over Beyonce's announcement that she is carrying twins. Two super mamas of twins Vanessa and Olivia, have tried-and-true tips as vets of the twin-mama-game for Queen Bey. 

She Been Puttin' In Work - De-Bug's National Coverage of the Womyn Led Resistance

Donald Trump has been in office all of 10 days and has already made good on his threats to all of humanity worldwide - reversing advances we have made to civil liberties, women's rights, environmental protections and more. His actions have been met with unprecedented protests in the streets, and thousands across the world have joined in solidarity. De-Bug folks were out in DC, in San Jose, all over the Bay and have been fighting back in the streets, organizing with marginalized communities and creating art to give voice to the sentiment of rising up together – following more often than not a womyn’s lead to steer the course of history towards justice. Below is a glimpse of that coming together and what we can expect to see in a resistance that is as needed as it is inspiring. What you will see is a compilation of videos and images from the Women’s March in DC and the Bay Area, written accounts of what it was like to be there, art inspired to lift up everyday resisters, and songs that reflect on the moment.

Supporting Each Other in the Trump Era

With the rise in acts of hate, we have to turn to each other. In that spirit, we are literally asking friends how can we help each other feel supported in potentially harmful situations. Rich Gutierrez has started us off with an anonymous collection of responses. This will be a continuing series.

Poem To Celeste Guap and the Millions of Other Girls & Womyn on Mother Earth

Inspired to reach out to not only the young woman at the center of the Oakland sex trafficking scandal, but to other women survivors of all types of assaults Jocelin wrote this piece as a letter to all Womyn from the voices of all Womyn.

Stepping Out of the Pages of My Foremothers’ Violent History

A writer’s personal account of breaking a cycle of violence attached to love, of finding the inner strength to alter the course of her life and the coming story her own daughter will live and tell. One in three women in the United States have been victims of intimate violence in the United States, this number is approximately the same across race and ethnic groups, according to the National Latin@ Network! The number is also likely under reported.

My Dungeon Shook Writing Workshop

In true DIY style and recognizing the power of writing, this zine is incredibly thoughtful and reflective of the intimate space created with genuine curiosity and vulnerability. Check out the first zine from the My Dungeon Shook writing workshops at downtown San Jose's LGBTQ Youthspace.

Pop Up Editorial at Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward

Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward, was a first of its kind AAPI social art and cultural awareness exhibition dreamed up by Quynh-Mai Nguyen. The day long event held at the Mexican Heritage Plaza focused on creating safe spaces for the the Asian community to write their own narrative through art and performance against the narrative that media continues to write for them. Check out the conversation that sparked from this event across different generations.

Bringing Community Together to Fight Cat Calling and Sexual Harassment

Across the country women are speaking up against harassment and locally, one woman's latest experience led her to reach out to friends to fight back against this daily occurrence for many women. What she found as she reached out was that a larger community of women are ready to tackle the issue together.

What’s Behind North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’?

Following the North Carolina "Bathroom Bill," 11 states have sued the Obama administration over their direction to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their choice in public schools. Keisa Reynolds, writes that this issue is about more than bathrooms - it's about discrimination and stripping transgender people of their agency and right to self-determination.

San Jose Joins National Pink Out Day After Republicans Push to Defund Planned Parenthood

With the House of Representatives pushing to defund Planned Parenthood, a national non-profit organization that provides health services and is used by close to 3 million Americans, San Jose residents joined the first-ever national Pink Out Day to support Planned Parenthood and reproductive freedom. Check out what folks had to say from the rally in front of a local Planned Parenthood clinic.
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