Online Publications

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All Publications

All Art Writing

2017

Jul 2017 – Black Femme Lesbian Identities in the Paintings & Photography of Mickalene Thomas, Rigorous (academic essay)

Jul 2017 – On Fatness: Acceptable Fat, Respectability, & the Silencing of Super Fats, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Jun 2017 – Stealthing Negates Consent and Is Rape, Wear Your Voice Magazine (essay)

Jun 2017 – A Dangerous Nostalgia, OTV Magazine (essay)

Jun 2017 – Proud to Stay Home and Rest: Surviving Pride Month, Rest for Resistance (essay)

May 2017 – Photo Album, OTV Magazine (poetry)

May 2017 – It’s Us Failing Them, Not Them Failing Us: Disconnected Adults Are the Problem in 13 Reasons Why, Bitch Media (essay)

May 2017 – Pronouns & Other Language That Matters: A Guide for Educators, Part 2, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

May 2017 – Pronouns & Other Language That Matters: A Guide for Educators, Part 1, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

May 2017 – Who Needs to Reckon With These Truths, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

May 2017 – There Are No Perfect Mothers, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Apr 2017 – Poem: On Leaving ( ) Behind, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (poetry)

Apr 2017 – Everybody Street, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Apr 2017 – Three Poems in Early April, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (poetry)

Apr 2017 – Fuck Your Flag, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (poetry)

Mar 2017 – ‘Art & Healing’ Exhibition at KCAD Offers Different Perspective, The Rapidian (review)

Mar 2017 – It is Better to Speak, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Mar 2017 – Things To Stop Asking Artists, Designers, Poets, & Writers, or How To Stop Being a Jerk to Creatives, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Mar 2017 – When I Dream the Future, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (Audio post available on Soundcloud) (poetry)

Mar 2017 – Some of Us Will Not Survive, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (Audio post available on Soundcloud) (poetry)

Feb 2017 – US IS THEM Asks Hard Questions & Seeks Communal Solutions, H.A.C.K. Blog (review)

Feb 2017 – Expanding Our Love Definitions, OTV Magazine (essay)

Jan 2017 – 10 Ways to Support Muslims in the U.S. Right NOW, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Jan 2017 – It’s The Littlest Things, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (Audio post available on Soundcloud) (poetry)

Jan 2017 – Death Awaits Us: Life After the ACA Repeal, Alyss (essay)

Jan 2017 – Campus Sexual Violence, Misinformation, and Mismanagement, OTV Magazine (essay)

Jan 2017 – Carrie Fisher Helped Me Survive Bipolar Disorder, Ceilings & Standards (essay)

2016

Dec 2016 – 10 “Rules” Going Into 2017, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Dec 2016 – Conjuring a Spring, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Dec 2016 – Leave It In 2016, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Nov 2016 – How I’m Useful, and Discardable, to Your Liberalism, Ceilings & Standards (essay)

Nov 2016 – You Say You Want A Revolution, Yellow Chair Review (poetry)

Nov 2016 – On Safety Pins, Symbols, & Solidarity, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Oct 2016 – Nasty, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (poetry)

Oct 2016 – I’m Queer, & All My Relationships Are Too, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Oct 2016 – My body is not a land waiting for a flag, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (poetry)

Sept 2016 – In Which I Imagine Myself Crawling Through The Computer Screen “The Ring” Style, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Sept 2016 – 25 Ways To Help Your Employees Struggling With Food Insecurity & Hunger, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Aug 2016 – 10 Things To Help Your Child Work Through the Trauma of Sexual Violence, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Jul 2016 – 10+ Black-Authored Books That Bring Us Joy, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Jun 2016 – The Land of Here & Now at KCAD Fed Galleries, H.A.C.K. Blog (review)

May 2016 – Joy, OTV Magazine (poetry)

May 2016 – 5 Tips for Getting Tattoos When You Live With Fibromyalgia, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

May 2016 – To the “Bad” Mothers on Mother’s Day, Yellow Chair Review (poetry)

Mar 2016 – I’m Body Positive But Not Exactly Happy About It, OTV Magazine (essay)

Feb 2016 – A Day With Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Jan 2016 – When Reviews Get Personal, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

2015

Dec 2015 – Supporting Someone With Post-Partum Depression, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (essay)

Dec 2015 – Content Warning, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Dec 2015 – I Watched ‘The Ridiculous 6’ So You Don’t Have To, Aaminah Shakur on Medium (review)

Nov 2015 – Can A Poem Save Your Life?, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Oct 2015 – Silence, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Oct 2015 – Watching You Watch Art: Gallery Guard Reflections, H.A.C.K. Blog (review)

Oct 2015 – Diane di Prima: Art and Activism in Action, Broccoli Addict blog, Monday Inspirations (essay)

Sept 2015 – I Don’t Want To Keep Living In The Past, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Sept 2015 – Race, Gender, & The Best American Poetry, H.A.C.K. Blog (review)

Jul 2015 – Alice Walker Is My Own Private Librarian, Broccoli Addict blog, Monday Inspirations (essay)

Jul 2015 – Thank You For Not Making Me Hex You, Thank You For Swallowing (poetry)

Jul 2015 – I Will Never Be Tiger Lily, Four Winds Literary Journal, Issue #3 Taking Back Tiger Lily (journal no longer online, but you can read the essay on my [no longer active] blog.) (essay)

Jul 2015 – They Are Trying to Trademark the Revolution, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Jul 2015 – A Trip To Walmart When You’re A Broke & Broken Woman, OTV Magazine (poetry)

Jun 2015 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: Indigenous Women’s Health Disparities Part 2 (Pregnancy & Childbirth), Sovereign Bodies (essay)

Jun 2015 – Reasons You Can’t Get A Job, OTV Magazine (poetry)

May 2015 – Black., Queen Mob’s Teahouse (experimental essay)

May 2015 – Why a White Poet Should Not Be Attempting to Reclaim the “N-Word”, Hyperallergic (essay)

May 2015 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: Indigenous Women’s Health Disparities Part 1, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

May 2015 – Are Today’s Parents Overprotective, Or Is It Time to Admit That We Live in a Different World Than The One We Grew Up In?, xoJane (Republished, May 2015, Time.com) (essay)

May 2015 – Who Are the Rightful Owners of Artifacts of Oppression, Hyperallergic (essay)

Apr 2015 – Gazing on Male Spaces of the Orient from Outside and Within, Academia.edu (essay)

Mar 2015 – Break It Down, Make It Better Attempts to Compare Curatorial Practices, H.A.C.K. Blog (review)

Feb 2015 – Review of Jennifer Tseng’s “Red Flower, White Flower”, The Rumpus (review)

Feb 2015 – Art, Magic, and Pagan Theology, Patheos Public Square (essay)

Mar 2015 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: “The Vanishing Race”, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

Mar 2015 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: Mixing It Up – Interracial Relationships, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

Jan 2015 – The Urban Indigenous Woman’s Guide to Dating, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

2014

Dec 2014 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: You Don’t Look Indian & Other Microaggressions, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

Dec 2014 – Breastfeeding 101 for Sexual Assault Survivors, The Toast (essay)

Dec 2014 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: I Love Being Indigenous, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

Nov 2014 – Not Your Idea: Cultural Appropriation in the Birthing Community, The Toast (see also: my companion piece Not Your Idea: How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation in Babywearing on my [no longer active] blog) (essay)

Oct 2014 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: Identity Crisis & The Urban Indian Blues, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

Oct 2014 – The Urban Indigenous Woman: What Does That Even Mean, Sovereign Bodies (essay)

Sept 2014 – Back Up, Back Off, & Listen, The Feminist Wire (essay)

Aug 2014 – Falling, Staunton Farm “Telling Your Story” Project (essay)

OLDER

May 2010 –  Of Brown Girls : A Poetic Response to the Life of Sandra Cantu, VivirLatino (as Aaminah Hernandez-Al Naksibendi) (poetry) – no longer available

Mar 2010 –  NDN in the North, Racialicious (as Aaminah Al Naksibendi) (essay)

2009-2010 – Reflecting on the Meaning of Ramadan blog with Mai’a Williams

May 2009 –  Review of ‘Secret Son’ by Laila Lalami, Elevate Difference (as Aaminah Hernandez) (review)

Mar 2009 –  Review of ‘The Jewel of Medina’ by Sherry Jones, Elevate Difference (as Aaminah Hernandez) (review)

Mar 2009 –  The Top 5 Ways That White Feminists Continue to Discredit Women of Color, Problem Chylde blog (as Aaminah Hernandez) (list) – no longer available

Feb 2009 – Review of ‘The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities’ Edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Elevate Difference (as Aaminah Hernandez) (review)

2008-2009 – Shared Spiritual Reckoning blog with Jabez Van Cleef and A’ishah Hils

Dec 2008 – Defining and Re-defining Woman, SPEAK! Radical Women of Color Media Collective Blog (essay)

Nov 2008 – Taking Control for Myself, SPEAK! Radical Women of Color Media Collective Blog (essay)

Apr 2008 – Mocking a Culture, Mocking a Friend, Racialicious (as Aaminah Hernandez) (essay)

Apr 2008 – Notes on Fostering Activism, Something to Ponder, Racialicious (as Aaminah Hernandez) (essay)

Apr 2008 –  Where Have All the Manners Gone?, Racialicious (as Aaminah Hernandez) (essay)