Author: bfp

movement: rust belt style

For other posts in the series: A short history (1) A short history (2) The Ruin Porn Post The Consequences of Ruin Porn On the other side: Hope Porn reImagining Work Dealing with Poverty while being a Michigander More Welfare…

More welfare woes…

My facebook friends pointed me to this latest bit of charming news out of Michigan. From Think Progress: If you’re poor and live in Michigan, you just can’t catch a break from the current Republican administration under Gov. Rick Snyder…

The attachment to “Capitalism”

For other posts in the series: A short history (1) A short history (2) The Ruin Porn Post The Consequences of Ruin Porn On the other side: Hope Porn reImagining Work Dealing with Poverty while being a Michigander I often…

reImagining Work

October 28-30, 2011 SAVE THE DATE! The old economy is failing. A new economy is sprouting like shoots after a forest fire. This transition to new ways of understanding and organizing work is as significant as the shift from hunting…

On the other side: Hope Porn

For the rest of the series, see: A short history (1) A short history (2) The Ruin Porn Post The Consequences of Ruin Porn Out of the ruins, springs hope. It’s an inspiring idea, one that we hear all the…

The Consequences of Ruin Porn

So whenever I talk about ruin porn, I’m always asked why any of this matters. What does it matter if there’s a hundred or a million pictures of “dead” Detroit? They’re just pictures! They’re pretty! Only, they’re not just pictures.…

The Ruin Porn Post

So here we are at the ruin porn post! Ruin porn is not easy to talk about, especially not with those who collect it. And people outside the city that is a part of ruin porn rarely see the discussions…

Short History (2)

In my last post, I mentioned that I’d be covering 1940s Detroit next. Specifically, I want to focus on the battle around a housing complex in Detroit. The Sojourner Truth Homes still exist today. They are public housing, but were…

A short history (1)

I’ve been very touched reading all the comments about Detroit and different industrial cities in my intro post. As I mentioned in comments, I’m going to be doing a short background post on Detroit and Michigan to provide context for…

Introducing:

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…