Tag: Activism

JACKIE CRUZ ON OITNB, MUSIC, ACTING AND ACTIVISM

"...Every character and every line on the show has a purpose and after watching this season, I understood why my character was needed to make you laugh at those particular moments." - Jackie Cruz Jackie Cruz is best known for her role of Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales on Orange is the New Black, but she does…

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RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

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WOMEN’S MARCH ORGANIZER SARAH SOPHIE FLICKER ON HOW TO BE AN ACTIVIST

If you have been following the Women’s March Movement, you may quickly recognize one of its organizers, Sarah Sophie Flicker. Aside from being on of the forces behind the largest demonstration in history, she is also creative director of social justice production company, Art Not War; founding member of political cabaret group, The Citizens Band; half…

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GET READY FOR THE REVOLUTION! MILLIONS MARCH AROUND THE WORLD IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST TRUMP

The future is female but more importantly, so is the new resistance movement! On Saturday, January 21st, one day after the presidential inauguration millions of people around the world took to the streets to participate in Women’s Marches. The main march was held in Washington DC where it is estimated that a crowd of at least…

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FROM THE STREETS TO THE CYBERSPHERE – CALLING OUT THE CAT-CALLERS

24 -hour bodegas, yellow cabs, green Ubers, high fashion in the subway and... street harassment.  It comes from the corner of Essex and Houston, in the dark of night in Bedstuy, on the A going uptown ; it's sometimes expected, but never welcomed. For many female-identifying people, the streets of NY go from runways to gauntlets in a…

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