Third Woman Pulse
Hiatus Notice
June 17, 2016

Dear Third Woman Pulse Community, First and foremost, thank you for your dedication to our project as a queer and feminist of color press. We appreciate you as our audience and readership. However, we will be suspending Third Woman Pulse for a while in order to focus on our upcoming anthology and other projects including […]

What Do We Do With White Folks?
May 10, 2016

What Do We Do With White Folks? by Anthony Williams   “I’m still waiting for a comprehensive plan from White Anti-Racists on how they plan to dismantle Supremacy. Aside from ‘educating other white folks’ – what is the plan? What are the concrete steps that White people can take to dismantle & confront Supremacy in […]

Not Your Emotional Mammy
April 5, 2016

Not Your Emotional Mammy by Fullamusu Bangura   In February, after nearly four years of hosting her weekend show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry walked off, refusing to concede her editorial freedom for the network’s motives. Following the announcement, Harris-Perry spoke out. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote. “I […]

Coming Out Twice
March 22, 2016

Coming Out Twice: A Conversation with UndocuQueer Artivist Julio Salgado The Third Woman Press Collective would like to introduce you to the first installment in our podcast series, Teeny-Tiny Radical Seeds. To help us launch the series, our interns, two amazing Women’s Studies undergraduate students from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Angelica L. […]

“I came to slay, bitch.”
February 12, 2016

“I came to slay, bitch.” Beyoncé, Politics, and Aesthetics by Kim McNair   The Super Bowl 50 halftime show was a massive expression of solidarity for both the LGBTQIA Equality and Black Lives Matter movements. The jagged harmony of the rainbow, black jackets, kangols, berets, and gold chains was both compelling and socially poignant. And […]

Good Looking
February 9, 2016

Good Looking1 by Raquel “Raqui” Torres   I have always been conscious of my battling tongues, of being too assimilated to speak my mother’s language, the rejection of English because of my brown skin. Sometimes, I want to refuse to speak, refuse my mouth movement; conscious, it might be too ugly for either side to […]

#20YearsTooLate Part 2
January 26, 2016

Do You Ever Survive the Journey Whole? #20YearsTooLate by Sonia Guiñansaca “We tell a story to survive a memory in much the same way the oyster survives an invading grain of sand. The pearl is the story of our lives, even if most wouldn’t admit it.” – Sandra Cisneros It is 1995 when I prepare […]

Ibagsak! Or, This Pinay’s Epistemology
January 12, 2016

Ibagsak! Or, This Pinay’s Epistemology by Barbara Jane Reyes   “Who are you, why are you here, and what do you want?” …We, Devil and Dogeater We, Indio and Immigrant We, Malakas and Maganda We, OCW and Oaktown We, Devil and Dogeater We, Pacquiao and Pensionado We, Malakas and Maganda We, Taliban and Turntable We, […]

affirmation i.
December 29, 2015

affirmation i.     today i woke up and named myself               goddess of the black river hair                             & yellow earth skin blessed my nose’s flat plateau               no longer wished it brittle straight held my flat tits holy               refused to call them absence thanked my unshapely hips               for the mountain’s work of grounding me                             and what […]

Fuck “The Triumph of the Human Spirit”
December 17, 2015

Fuck “The Triumph of the Human Spirit”: On Writing Dirty River, Queer Disabled Femme of Color Memoir and The Joys Of Saying Fuck You to Traditional Abuse Survivor Narratives by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 1. In October, the memoir, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, that I started working on in 2004, hit […]