Get Involved, Organizations to Support

Environmental Organizations

If there is an organization that is not on this list that you think should be, please e-mail me at dissentingcupcake@gmail.com with the name of the organization and a link to their official website. CAVEAT: Since I live in Louisiana, I am including organizations that are specific to my state/regional area. I encourage you to find [...]

Actions You Can Take, Get Involved

Take Action: What You Can Do The Week of Jan. 30

The most common question I receive is "What can I do?" It's great to read and research and listen, but when it comes to action, many people aren't sure what they can *do* to help those who need it. Here is a list of actions you can take this week: Call your two senators and [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy

The Suffragist Problem: Roots of White Feminism

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake “The history of American feminism has been primarily a narrative about the heroic deeds of white women.” - Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought As Beverly Guy-Sheftall states in the quote above, the narrative of feminist history has primarily been about the heroic deeds of [...]

Essays, LGBTQ+ Issues, Lifting Voices: Guest Posts

LGBTQ+ Erasure in History and Media

by Emily A. Roldan This post is inspired by a Tumblr post that floated around the Internet regarding Leonardo de Vinci’s status as a gay or bisexual man. The post asks: Why were we not taught this in school? I’ve had conversations with some people about it, and for the most part the response has been: Does [...]

Actions You Can Take, Get Involved

Get Involved: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now for Social Justice

The most common question I receive is "What can I do?" It's great to read and research and listen, but when it comes to action, many people aren't sure what they can actually *do* to help those who need it. Here is a list of ten actions you can take right now: Diversify your online [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy, Lifting Voices: Guest Posts

Dear White Women: This is Not About Us

by Rosie Campos There were still three states that were “too close to call,” and I could barely keep my eyes open. As I climbed under the covers, my head was reeling. We were so sure. A little over 24 hours earlier, I was standing in the sunshine in front of the Cathedral of Learning [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy

So What is White Feminism, Anyway?

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake white feminism noun a brand of feminism centered around the ideals and struggles of primarily white women feminism that doesn't understand western privilege or cultural context. feminism that doesn't consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality. a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of [...]

Actions You Can Take, Get Involved, Resources

Resource: Being a Good Ally

Being a good ally starts with one thing: listening. That includes reading. I've included some articles here about allyship that are particularly useful. If you really want to be a good, active ally, start reading and listening. Happy reading! So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All 'Allies' Need to Know by Jamie Utt [...]

Actions You Can Take, Get Involved, Organizations to Support, Resources

Resource: Organizations to Support from Women with a Vision

Women with a Vision is a community-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of African-American women in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color. Created by and for women of color, WWAV is a social justice non-profit that addresses issues faced by women within our community and the Gulf South [...]