Hello, I’m bfp.
I’ll be posting here at Feministe for the next two weeks. A bit about me: I identify mostly as a Malinchista. A traitor to nation, to borders, to men. A worker. A mami. Queer. I have a long sordid past with Feminism that I’ll let you discover through the googles. I struggle with spelling and capitalization. I haven’t blogged much in a very long time.
Sweet Honey in the Rock is my favorite musical group.
VIDEO: Sweet Honey in the Rock singing Beatitudes. See composer Bernice Johnson Reagon’s website for lyrics.
While I’m here, I’ll be working to contextualize all the big words: “post-industrialization,” “nationalism,” “white supremacist heteropatriarchy,” “decay porn,” “borders,” “distribution systems,” etc within a framework that centers Detroit, Michigan, and the US Midwest.
Or I may just wind up posting pretty pictures. Who knows. :D
So let me start off the spectacle by asking: What do you think of when you think of Detroit? I am asking for two reasons. First, to get an idea of where I need to start with my posts. Second, because I like to start talking with all the cards on the table. There are no wrong answers here, I already know that Murder Capital and urban decay are very common beliefs about what Detroit is. I also know that people outside of the US more than likely…heard of Detroit once. Or, maybe they interact with Detroit like so many people within Michigan do, through industry.
Whatever the case, talk about it in comments. And we’ll go from there.
P.S. My comments are on moderation.