Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who tuned in for today's "The Best of What Tami Said" podcast. Inspired by recent controversial posts by Mandy Van Deven and Brittany Shoot, the topic was women of color in the feminist blogosphere. Professor Tracey of Aunt Jemima's Revenge joined me as a co-host/panelist and I was thrilled to have four other bloggers, whose work I greatly admire call in:
Faith of Acts of Faith
Monica of Transgriot
Renee of Womanist Musings (See her interview with Monica posted today)
We talked and talked till the show went off the air...and then kept on talking about how black women bloggers are marginalized within the mainstream femisphere and sometimes the black blogosphere; how transgendered black women bloggers are marginalized in LGBT communities; support and lack of support in the black blogosphere; whether WOC bloggers need white allies or should go it alone. As you can imagine, with such amazing, take-no-prisoners, truth tellers involved, it was a great conversation--frank, sometimes controversial, and never dull.
Black Sea Goat of Black Sapience was also on the line. He has crossposted a great article on black men and misogyny by blogger Frank Leon Roberts. Check it out. Black Sapience is a must-read, so I wanted to give it a shout out.
[Note: The focus of our discussion did eventually narrow to black, female bloggers specifically--I would imagine because of the voices represented.]