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Day 8 book 8 #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown. Continuing the theme of books that project worlds I want to live in: WOW. This book embodies the wonder and wow factors that are key to Brown’s worldview. She describes the practice of emergence, first introduced to her by Octavia Butler’s writing and by Brown’s mentor Grace Lee Boggs, as developing the mile-deep relationships that can create complex systems of change, growinginch by inch toward scale. Emergence is adaptability, biomimicry, the shapeshifting of longing, and trust in critical connections rather than critical mass. Written in stirring prose and full of playful and inventive tools, this book is a resource for everyone who longs for a fresh take on working for radical change. .
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Day 8 book 8  #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown. Continuing the theme of books that project worlds I want to live in: WOW. This book embodies the wonder and wow factors that are key to Brown’s worldview. She describes the practice of emergence, first introduced to her by Octavia Butler’s writing and by Brown’s mentor Grace Lee Boggs, as developing the mile-deep relationships that can create complex systems of change, growinginch by inch toward scale. Emergence is adaptability, biomimicry, the shapeshifting of longing, and trust in critical connections rather than critical mass. Written in stirring prose and full of playful and inventive tools, this book is a resource for everyone who longs for a fresh take on working for radical change. . . . .  #emergentstrategy  #adriennemareebrown  #emergence  #OctaviaButler  #GraceLeeBoggs  #BruceLee  #womenofcolor  #WoCwriters  #biomimicry  #biomimetics  #Imaginationbattle  #longing  #fromspirittowardsliberation  #conplexsystems  #fractals  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading  #possibilities

Day 7 book 7 #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Sigh. The essays in this collection shimmer. I feel good just thinking about it, even better when reading and re-reading it. Kimmerer is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a botanist and indigenous culture keeper whose storytelling weaves a world I want to live in: a world where western science coexists with indigenous wisdom and where values of spirit, reciprocity and interdependence are woven into matter and relations like braids of ceremonial sweetgrass. I learned about synchronized fruit masting and the reciprocity of basket weaving, tree felling and the growth of black ash groves. These are just two of the examples that Kimmerer shares of the magic that can happen when humans are in right relationship with nature. .
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#braidingsweetgrass #robinwallkimmerer #indigenouswisdom #botany #native #spirit #womenofcolor #WoCwriters #science #CitizenPotawatomiNation  #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading

Day 7 book 7  #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Sigh. The essays in this collection shimmer. I feel good just thinking about it, even better when reading and re-reading it. Kimmerer is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a botanist and indigenous culture keeper whose storytelling weaves a world I want to live in: a world where western science coexists with indigenous wisdom and where values of spirit, reciprocity and interdependence are woven into matter and relations like braids of ceremonial sweetgrass. I learned about synchronized fruit masting and the reciprocity of basket weaving, tree felling and the growth of black ash groves. These are just two of the examples that Kimmerer shares of the magic that can happen when humans are in right relationship with nature. . . . .  #braidingsweetgrass  #robinwallkimmerer  #indigenouswisdom  #botany  #native  #spirit  #womenofcolor  #WoCwriters  #science  #CitizenPotawatomiNation  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading

Day 6 book 6 #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Like a Mother by Angela Garbes. This is the new What to Expect When You’re Expecting +  postpartum parenting book written with the shocking belief that mothers have the right to know all about the incredible scientific feats our bodies achieve without being judged for our emotions and our choices. This book has amazing facts about placentas breasts breastmilk pelvic pain microchimeras and more, and tells a universal scientific journey, a widely held cultural journey, and an intimate personal journey that many mothers and parents (to be, new and seasoned) will be inspired by. But it’s not really just for mothers. Everyone who came from a mother should read it. I really believe that. .
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#likeamother #angelagarbes #mothering #parenting #scienceofmothering #cultureofparenting #womenofcolor #WoCwriters #PinayWriters #FilipinaAmericanWriters #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #12DaysofInstagram #amreading

Day 6 book 6  #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Like a Mother by Angela Garbes. This is the new What to Expect When You’re Expecting + postpartum parenting book written with the shocking belief that mothers have the right to know all about the incredible scientific feats our bodies achieve without being judged for our emotions and our choices. This book has amazing facts about placentas breasts breastmilk pelvic pain microchimeras and more, and tells a universal scientific journey, a widely held cultural journey, and an intimate personal journey that many mothers and parents (to be, new and seasoned) will be inspired by. But it’s not really just for mothers. Everyone who came from a mother should read it. I really believe that. . . . .  #likeamother  #angelagarbes  #mothering  #parenting  #scienceofmothering  #cultureofparenting  #womenofcolor  #WoCwriters  #PinayWriters  #FilipinaAmericanWriters  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading

Day 5 book 5 #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Sourcing Siapo by Penina Ava Taesali. Mixed race Samoan-American poet Taesali has crafted a work like the Siapo of its title—the intricate pounded mulberry bark cloth known as one of the oldest forms of Samoan art. This intricate book length poem is at once narrative and experimental, moving with the rhythms of ocean waves but cutting like the double edged sword of kinship. It rings with the ancestral wisdom of a family not just surviving racism, sexism, alcoholism and homophobia but transcending survival through art, the reaffirmation of love, and the reclamation of Taesali’s roots in the Pacific Islands. .
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#sourcingsiapo #peninaavataesali #poetryforthepeople #homeland #family #tradition #writersresist #womenofcolor #WoCwriters #PacificIslanderWriters #Samoa
#SamoanWriters #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #poetry #12DaysofInstagram #amreading

Day 5 book 5  #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Sourcing Siapo by Penina Ava Taesali. Mixed race Samoan-American poet Taesali has crafted a work like the Siapo of its title—the intricate pounded mulberry bark cloth known as one of the oldest forms of Samoan art. This intricate book length poem is at once narrative and experimental, moving with the rhythms of ocean waves but cutting like the double edged sword of kinship. It rings with the ancestral wisdom of a family not just surviving racism, sexism, alcoholism and homophobia but transcending survival through art, the reaffirmation of love, and the reclamation of Taesali’s roots in the Pacific Islands. . . . .  #sourcingsiapo  #peninaavataesali  #poetryforthepeople  #homeland  #family  #tradition  #writersresist  #womenofcolor  #WoCwriters  #PacificIslanderWriters  #Samoa  #SamoanWriters  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #poetry  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading

Day 4 book 4 #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Invocation to Daughters by Barbara Jane Reyes. I quote from this collection often because to me these poems are magic. Reyes creates prayers, devotions and incantations to the fierce sisterhood of women’s being in relation to patriarchal structures of family society and religion. Her poetry is a balm for aching souls and an invitation to all Pinays and women of color searching for a coven of collective love and authenticity. .
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#invocationtodaughters #barbarajanereyes #poetryforthepeople #babaylan #homeland #family #tradition #writersresist #womenofcolor #WoCwriters #PinayWriters #pinayism 
#allpinayeverything #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #poetry #citylightsbooks #12DaysofInstagram #amreading

Day 4 book 4  #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Invocation to Daughters by Barbara Jane Reyes. I quote from this collection often because to me these poems are magic. Reyes creates prayers, devotions and incantations to the fierce sisterhood of women’s being in relation to patriarchal structures of family society and religion. Her poetry is a balm for aching souls and an invitation to all Pinays and women of color searching for a coven of collective love and authenticity. . . . .  #invocationtodaughters  #barbarajanereyes  #poetryforthepeople  #babaylan  #homeland  #family  #tradition  #writersresist  #womenofcolor  #WoCwriters  #PinayWriters  #pinayism  #allpinayeverything  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #poetry  #citylightsbooks  #12DaysofInstagram  #amreading

Day 3 book 3 #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Water & Salt by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha. Palestinian-American poet Tuffaha’s lyric voice is like bread for the hungry. This collection, winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award for poetry, is an exquisite testament to the power of the human spirit in the face of displacement, violent suppression and an ever-present longing for home. I go to Water & Salt when I need uplift from the day to day world, and when I need inspiration to celebrate and sing even in dark times. .
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#waterandsalt #lenakhalaftuffaha #poetryforthepeople #freepalestine #homeland #family #tradition #writersresist #womenofcolor #WoCwriters #PalestinianWriters #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #feminism #poetry #redhenpress #rww #12DaysofInstagram #washingtonstatebookaward #amreading

Day 3 book 3  #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Water & Salt by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha. Palestinian-American poet Tuffaha’s lyric voice is like bread for the hungry. This collection, winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award for poetry, is an exquisite testament to the power of the human spirit in the face of displacement, violent suppression and an ever-present longing for home. I go to Water & Salt when I need uplift from the day to day world, and when I need inspiration to celebrate and sing even in dark times. . . . .  #waterandsalt  #lenakhalaftuffaha  #poetryforthepeople  #freepalestine  #homeland  #family  #tradition  #writersresist  #womenofcolor  #WoCwriters  #PalestinianWriters  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #feminism  #poetry  #redhenpress  #rww  #12DaysofInstagram  #washingtonstatebookaward  #amreading

Day 2 book 2 of #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e by Jasminne Méndez. I read this book of essays and poetry in one sitting. It’s a page turner with and lyric and gut-wrenching testaments to growing up Dominican-American, Afro-Latina and a writer and scleroderma warrior living with chronic illness. As Rumpus reviewer Diamond Forde writes “I chose to read this book because I had read few books by women of color about chronic pain, and as a black woman suffering her own bouts, I went into Mendéz’s book looking for solidarity. Anyone looking for that same comfort will find it here.”
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#nightbloomingjasmine #jasminnemendez #sclerodermawarrior #chronicillness #chronicpain #daraLuz #illnessnarrative #womenofcolor #WoCwriters #Blackwriters #Blackwomenwriters #12daysofWoCbooks #holidaygifts #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #dominicana #afrolatina #feminism #essays #poetry #artepublicopress #rww #amreading

Day 2 book 2 of  #12daysofBooksbyWomenofColor to buy as holiday gifts for people you especially love-including yourself: Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e by Jasminne Méndez. I read this book of essays and poetry in one sitting. It’s a page turner with and lyric and gut-wrenching testaments to growing up Dominican-American, Afro-Latina and a writer and scleroderma warrior living with chronic illness. As Rumpus reviewer Diamond Forde writes “I chose to read this book because I had read few books by women of color about chronic pain, and as a black woman suffering her own bouts, I went into Mendéz’s book looking for solidarity. Anyone looking for that same comfort will find it here.” . . . .  #nightbloomingjasmine  #jasminnemendez  #sclerodermawarrior  #chronicillness  #chronicpain  #daraLuz  #illnessnarrative  #womenofcolor  #WoCwriters  #Blackwriters  #Blackwomenwriters  #12daysofWoCbooks  #holidaygifts  #bookstagram  #writersofinstagram  #dominicana  #afrolatina  #feminism  #essays  #poetry  #artepublicopress  #rww  #amreading

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