Facebook’s latest changes are great for its profits and bad for independent media
Article / Writing

Facebook’s latest changes are great for its profits and bad for independent media

Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that Facebook would continue to de-prioritise shared public content like news, videos, and links and would favour “family and friend” content like personal photos and thoughts. He made out that “meaningful interactions” were at the core of the decision. But that’s just thinly-disguised spin. Facebook isn’t a social media company. It … Continue reading

Should everyone write?
Article

Should everyone write?

I painted (in Spanish) “Poetry is like bread, for everyone” on my wall above my desk. It’s a quote from Dalton – and its something I passionately believe in. Poetry, literature, art, stories, journalism, should be by everyone, for everyone. But what if you just can’t get into poetry, either reading it or writing it? … Continue reading

Mexico’s magical monsters… and the Trump alebrije that rocked it
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Mexico’s magical monsters… and the Trump alebrije that rocked it

With 60% of Mexicans working informally, often selling all sorts of cheap goods in the streets and on public transport, and  neoliberalism tightly gripping the country, culture can play an important role in countering the overwhelming consumerism. I took these photos at Mexico’s annual alebrije parade yesterday: 200 unique and wonderful monster-things wove their way … Continue reading

Article / Humanity / Love / Sexuality/Gender

mothering and revolution as love by any means necessary

The title of this post comes from the dedication in newly released book Revolutionary Mothering: a book which “places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation…Revolutionary Mothering is a movement-shifting anthology committed to birthing new worlds, full of faith and hope for what we can raise up together.” Here … Continue reading