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Translation: Jesusa Laparra (1820-1887)

Here’s another chapter of my thesis. I hope someone enjoys this or finds it useful! Someday I’d love to spend a few years traveling around to different libraries in Spanish America looking up old issues of these journals, finding and … Continue reading

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Translation: María Luisa Milanés (1893-1919)

María Luisa Milanés was an ardent feminist and Cuban nationalist who killed herself in part because of an unhappy marriage (Davies 58). She wrote poems that were deep critiques of patriarchal culture and that were expressions of solidarity with other … Continue reading

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María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira: Las ondines

I promised a poem or translation this week, to balance out the political posts. Here’s a couple of my translations of poems by Uruguayan poet María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira. They were published posthumously in 1924, though I am fairly sure … Continue reading

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Who are we women bloggers?

We know where we are. But who are we? What are we as a group? Are we a thing? Are we a group? This might sound weird from a feminist anarchist geek. But I had an epiphany at work during … Continue reading

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Butch as hell sys admin hacker women who will kick your ass

From a few completely different sources I have heard of nascent conferences to train women how to talk at tech conferences. From everything I have seen, women know perfectly well how to talk at technical and computing and web 2.0 … Continue reading

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Carmen Berenguer wins Ibero-American Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize

Happy Poetry Month! Congratulations to Carmen Berenguer who has won the 2008 Premio Iberoamericana de Poesía Pablo Neruda. I am very happy for her! And for everyone who will now read her marvelous poems! It makes me extremely happy that … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 2, Enriqueta Arvelo Larriva

Happy Poetry Month! Today I have been thinking about Enriqueta Arvelo Larriva, a Venezuelan poet from the 20th century (1886-1962). Her poems are small and odd, but huge internally, like a pocket universe captured and studied from all sides; a … Continue reading

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Highly trained girl-monkey sys admin bait

geeking at the conference Originally uploaded by Liz Henry I was saddened and angered recently at a geeky gathering, to hear a very annoying and sexist story about women at techology conferences. A young man was talking to another guy … Continue reading

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Annoyingly sexist framing of Google VP Marissa Mayer

PhotoOriginally uploaded by thisgirlangie As an inoculation to what I am about to expose you to, here is an awesome photo of some ubergeeks from the Google-sponsored Geek Girl Dinner organized by Angie Chang from Woman 2.0. From left: Sumaya … Continue reading

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Liveblogging for She’s Geeky

I’m at the She’s Geeky conference in Mountain View, and I’ll be liveblogging in very raw format. Later this week I’ll come back and clean up this post to make it more coherent and to take out the typos and … Continue reading

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