On Our Radar: Feminist News Round-Up

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

Ellen S. Bakalian wrote a moving essay about the evolution of her family’s grief after her husband was killed on 9/11. [The Atlantic] 

• City leaders in Ferguson promise reforms in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. [ABC News]  

• Queers for the Climate is a new group that aims to bring together LGBTQ activists to raise awareness about climate change. [Slate]

New laws in Gambia make many homosexual acts punishable by life imprisonment. [The Guardian]

• The situation in Brazil for many Afro-Brazilians is similar, if not worse, to that of African Americans in the United States. [Feministing]

• Massachusetts politico Maura Healey will be the nation’s first openly gay Attorney General if she wins in November. [Boston Globe, h/t Rachel Roth] 

• Listen to ballerina and author Misty Copeland’s story of being one of the few African American dancers with the American Ballet Theatre. [NPR]

Meghan Trainor might not be the feminist you need—but she could have a positive impact for teen girls. [Flavor Wire]

• The Lambda Literary foundation is curating a new literary journal for queer poets of color, Nepantla, and you can read the whole first issue online for free! [Lambda]  

• Bare Reality is a new book currently being funded via Kickstarter that highlights the breasts of 100 women and their diverse stories. [Kickstarter] 

• Janelle Monae was on Sesame Street and, dang, was it ever adorable. [Colorlines]

What did I miss? Add what you’re reading to the comments. 

by Hannah Steinkopf-Frank
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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank is a Chicago-based freelance writer and photographer. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Atlas Obscura, Columbia Journalism Review, In These Times, JSTOR Daily, Jewish Currents, and Paper Magazine, among others.

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