-Don’t hold off until the last minute :-) If you’re interested, look through that selfie folder on your desktop, or your Instagram, or your Facebook, and submit a selfie that is especially meaningful to you. :-) Artists, writers, maybe consider submitting your selfie illustrations and writings.
-It’s not a numbers game, BUT: There really aren’t that many PoC entries. There are some, but not a lot. I wonder why that is, if it’s something about the wording of the Submissions Post that is alienating, or if there’s anything that I can do that could change this. I’m a PoC as well, and want to see racial diversity (PoC, WoC, MoC, TPoC, QPoC, TWoC TMoC, etc) represented in Selfie Zine too. Oy. So I don’t know. That’s where we are with that.
-No submission will be turned away (unless you are not 18 or older, or a submission is somehow hateful/discriminatory, or does not follow the guidelines…which… no one has done… So yeay!)
-At the end of this week, those that have put in submissions will receive an email confirming that I’ve gotten their submission. Again, no submission that follows the guidelines will be turned away! So if you’ve submitted something and do not get an email from me by Monday, December 16, 2013, at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) then please email again, or reach out via tumblr. It just means I didn’t receive it.
-**Oh, and right now I’m working on a way to at least get everyone who submitted to Selfie Zine at least one free physical copy.**
Many thanks to those who have submitted something so far. You all have GREAT selfies! :-)
(And tell your friends!)
I love being Black. There’s just this pride that comes with it, one that I can’t quite describe. I love seeing my people achieve greatness, excellence, and succeed. We wear our color like armor, capable of warding off any and all negativity, malice, or bad vibes. We are resilient, we persevere, we adapt and overcome. We have been kidnapped, bought, sold, stripped of everything we owned; yet we’re still here, we’re still standing strong. We’re not going anywhere, so get used to us.
If your “black empowerment” paints black women as the problem… I don’t fucking want it.
if your “black empowerment” paints black women as the problem, it isn’t black empowerment, it’s just an extension of white supremacy because white folk paint black women as the problem too