Resource Roundup #36
For the week of June 24th.
Welcome to Friday, folks. Anyone else feel like this week just knocked them out? Just me? No?
It’s the last Friday of the month, which means an extended resource roundup for all subscribers. Lots of good things for your weekend in here, ya’ll. As always, feel free to reach out with any recommendations you have to be included in the next roundup.
We dropped a new episode of the Good Folk podcast this week with the wonderful Dacia Green, a multimedia artist from South Florida. In it we discuss coastal climate change, activism work, the importance of documentation, and Florida’s unique role in the Southeast. You can listen to the full thing below and find the transcript here. I particularly resonate with this wisdom shared by Dacia:
"It's hard to say that you're from a place, that one isn't the place itself. Especially when the place isn't very kind to you. And then most people, when they hear you're from that place, are also not kind to you."
Loving this new piece from WNYC On the Media all about one of my favorite organizations, Country Queers, and LGBTQ+ individuals (shocker!) not always wanting to flee rural America.
Meet Cxffeeblack, Memphis’ first Black female coffee roaster.
Queer baseball fiction from Savannah Sipple in Still Journal.
For the last week of Pride Month, Hub City is open to submissions from LGBTQ+ Southern writers. (And yes, I’ve already sent them my manuscript).
The Oxford American has a new series on jubilee in honor of Juneteenth. Lots of good things in here.
I’m loving the content from Taco Bell Quarterly lately:
Where do Southern cities go from here? Duke Professor of History, African & African-American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Adriane Lenth-Smith and Vanderbilt Professor of Asian Studies and English Ben Tran in conversation in Southern Cultures.
He’s a ten.
This is a gorgeous essay by Autumn Fourkiller in Scalawag about life and death in Stillwell, Oklahoma, the strawberry capital of the world.
“This, like all stories, is a ghost story. There are secret names, haunted houses, unanswerable questions, unutterable sentiments. I can tell you where I've been, where I'm at, but can only guess where I'm going. I can only give you what has already died.”
I’m just seeing the news as I am writing this. I don’t have many words right now, but I’d like to point once again to this piece, also from Scalawag, about abortion doulas in the South.
“We, in the South, are not putting all our eggs in the basket of Roe. I’m also not putting all of my eggs in the basket of the law.”
Reckon also has a Southern guide to abortion rights post-Roe.
Deep breaths. There is still peace to be found.