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Empire Into Forest / 2014 / (source: www.jessxchen.com)
Finished goauche Illustration for Killjoy Prophets, a new collective that shifts hetero-patriarchal Christianity into women of color feminism founded by asian-american activist Suey Park.  A seed can both be launched from a slingshot and planted in the Earth. Like wilderness quietly blots out the traces of man, women of color organizing, can outgrow oppression and turn the three pillars of white supremacy into a new growth forest. 
Concept is based on the slingshot of David and Goliath and this article: Hetero-patriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy by Andrea Smith which are listed below:
1. Capitalism/Slavery
2. Genocide/Colonialism
3. Orientalism/War
I painted halos behind the seedlings because in order for oppressive power structures to shift, we must shift the definition of “holy” toward the collective Earth. Some of the silhouettes were inspired by photographs from the rallies in Ferguson. Prints that will benefit the artist and Killjoy Prophets will be coming soon! There will also be prints available soon at the Justseeds Store. With love and solidarity.

#KillJoyProphets

jessxchen:

Empire Into Forest / 2014 / (source: www.jessxchen.com)

Finished goauche Illustration for Killjoy Prophets, a new collective that shifts hetero-patriarchal Christianity into women of color feminism founded by asian-american activist Suey Park.  A seed can both be launched from a slingshot and planted in the Earth. Like wilderness quietly blots out the traces of man, women of color organizing, can outgrow oppression and turn the three pillars of white supremacy into a new growth forest. 

Concept is based on the slingshot of David and Goliath and this article: Hetero-patriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy by Andrea Smith which are listed below:

1. Capitalism/Slavery

2. Genocide/Colonialism

3. Orientalism/War

I painted halos behind the seedlings because in order for oppressive power structures to shift, we must shift the definition of “holy” toward the collective Earth. Some of the silhouettes were inspired by photographs from the rallies in Ferguson. Prints that will benefit the artist and Killjoy Prophets will be coming soon! There will also be prints available soon at the Justseeds Store. With love and solidarity.

#KillJoyProphets

Beyond Belief: Postmodernity & Religion

Beyond Belief: Postmodernity & Religion

As I have read more writing on postmodernism I have begun to question many of the assumptions that I have learned throughout my education career. Recently, I have begun to question my own belief about the study of religion. Specifically, through reading Anderson’s piece on postmodernism and religion I question my previous notions of what categorizes religion. I attended TCU as an undergraduate…

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Demons & Spiritual Warfare: What constitutes ‘Horror Movies’?

Demons & Spiritual Warfare: What constitutes ‘Horror Movies’?

2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience

- Ephesians 2:2

Personally, I’ve never really been much into the Horror genre when it comes to films. But this time of year, October/Halloween season, if there’s ever a time I’d be privy to catching a spooky flick,…

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Why We Need A Cultural Theology

Why We Need A Cultural Theology #theology #christianity #culture

I follow a number of blogs and people on Twitter that discuss Christianity and pop culture. After having watched for a while now, (most of) the blog posts and tweets show that a good theology of culture is needed today more than ever. Basically, people tend to fall into one of two extremes.

On one extreme, the case is argued for a complete withdraw from pop culture. Proponents of this extreme…

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Saying Farewell to the Angry Black Man part 2 (Rod)

Saying Farewell to the Angry Black Man part 2 (Rod)

Angry Black Male Living In Post-Modernity

In a recent post, I discussed my bouts with depression as a teenager, and how I all of a sudden “overcame” them and adopted a more cheerful disposition. If a naive understanding of joy was what I let define me through my late teens, it was in my early twenties that I allowed myself to become angry. It was in high school that I played the part of the…

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Saying Farewell to the Angry Black Man part 1 (Tristan)

Saying Farewell to the Angry Black Man part 1 (Tristan)

Angry Black Male Studying Black Antiquity

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Tristan Samuels is a MA student in Egyptology via the Near East Studies progam at the University of Toronto. His major research centers on race in antiquity and the relationship between Kemet (ancient Egypt) & Nubi‎a.

I’m a Black male university student born and residing in Toronto: a city that thinks multiculturalism is…

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Forthcoming Essay: The CW’s #Arrow, #DCComics, & Race

Forthcoming Essay: The CW’s #Arrow, #DCComics, & Race

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A few months ago, on Twitter (that blessed place) I had just happened to come across a friends’ timeline announcing a Call For Papers to submit proposals for a forthcoming book by McFarland on the CW’s ARROW.I don’t think I have made it any secret my love affair for this show, the diversity of the characters, the progressive message, the realism that is now turning into a more fantastic…

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on ableism and progressive politics #txgov #txlege

on ableism and progressive politics #txgov #txlege

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As long as I have lived in the state of Texas, the one thing that stood out had to be the toxic nature of personal attacks when it comes to state politics. Attack ads, the atmosphere of negativity, and hateful rhetoric when these are lifted up as the norm, only benefit the powers-that-be; in this case, the Republican party. It was really disheartening for me to see candidacies dismissed in…

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