Philosophactivism Series

Philosophactivism I had the privilege to tour with Toi Scott for two weeks and night after night I was floored by his beautiful on point delivery of his essays. Here is an excerpt of a review written by Nia King:

"The strengths of this zine are that it’s well-written, applies a strong intersectional analysis to a variety of different issues (poverty, food justice, environmental racism, health), and is extremely content-rich. The amount you pay for this zine clearly reflects only a very small fraction of the work that went into producing the content. Nothing in here feels like filler. I recommend this zine for people of color (and white people) in the food justice and environmental justice movements. For people of color, it might help to know that you are not alone. For white folks, it should help you identify what you are doing wrong.I also recommend this zine for queer and trans people of color who are struggling economically and blaming themselves for it. Toi identifies all the reasons you shouldn’t, and articulates them in a very convincing way." Check out Toi's website for other writings! (Link located on the Home Page)

Philosophactivism #2 Queerbomb Issue Toi, who runs the Afro Genderqueer blog, brings you Philosophactivism Volume 2 - Queerbomb edition, a collection of writings that address a multitude of topics, such as race, sexuality, gentrification, anti-racist organizing, and involving queer people of color communities in organizing strategies. Written between June 2, 2013 and March 27, 2014, Toi writes with a candid frankness and criticality about their experiences, such as the classism and casual racism of the farmers' markets in Austin, TX. Many of their writings also grapple with the confusion they experience from well-meaning but confused people who don't know how to approach race and class: "As people came up to me to tell me how much they 'enjoyed' my food forest article.. I wondered if they even got what it was about. How can you "enjoy" reading about the exploitation and subjugation and the process of severing access to resources of an entire segment of society based on their race? White guilt is so weird. Weirder than Austin will ever be." This zine also includes many resources, such as readings about racial disparity and guides about dealing with micro aggressions.

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