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Welcome to SKEW

issue 6 • August-september 2018


First Things First:


In This Issue

Finding Hope in Holy Troublemakers of the Past

A forthcoming illustrated children's book by Daneen Akers features 50 50 people of faith who rocked the religious boat on behalf of love and justice.

 
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The Newsletter Going Way Beyond Thoughts and Prayers

After a year of The Resistance Prays, a daily newsletter for defeating Trump-ism, we speak to its founder Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons about the newsletter's success, political organizing, and the role of faith in defeating oppression.

 
 

EVERYTHING IS BEYONCÉ
EVERYTHING IS BEYONCÉ
EVERYTHING IS BEYONCÉ
EVERYTHING IS BEYONCÉ

With Everything Is Love, Beyoncé is at the top of her game. Jarell Wilson takes a deep dive into how she got here.

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The Gospel According to Kesha

The chorus of “Praying” pronounces hope that the bad people will eventually heal, flourish, find peace. Rather than wishing for their deserved damnation, the song wishes them undeserved blessing. This is, in fact, one way of defining forgiveness: desiring good things for people who have done bad things. And by this definition, forgiveness is profoundly queer.

 
 

"Just because I don’t have all the same signifiers of being white-American (loves baseball, from the Midwest, loves apple pie), I’m still American and I fucking deserve to be here too. I memorized and recited Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address from heart when I was nine, so fight me."


 

Maylin tu breaks down crazy rich asians, to all the boys i've loved before, and biracial dating

 
 
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