The Art and Obligation of the Protest

    As news of the tragedy of the Charleston massacre spread to the rest of the world, I was overseas traveling in London. When the general sentiment on my social networks turned from sadness and anger to talk of protest about the Confederate flag on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, I was disappointed to … [Read more…]

AB Podcast #2: Eme Crawford & Ashley Crary

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Due to technical difficulties, this podcast has been removed. Stay tuned for when we get Eme and Ashley back in the studio! A big welcome to Eme Crawford, Director of Advocacy at Tell Them, and Ashley Crary, Associate Director of Government Relations for South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families Families, as they join Editor Meeghan Kane … [Read more…]

AB Podcast #1: Elizabeth McLendon

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The Auntie Bellum Podcast features Southern women movers and shakers who create change with their activism, advocacy, and art. We are proud to present the first episode of the Auntie Bellum Podcast! Join Editor Roxy Lenzo as she interviews Activist, Artist and former Auntie Bellum Associate Editor Elizabeth McLendon. McLendon is an Advocacy Mobilizer at AIDS … [Read more…]

On the eve of her new book’s release, an anniversary for Harper Lee’s classic

On this day in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird first hit book stands in the United States, leaving a deep impression during a tumultuous time of protest and defiance. Critics and activists alike lauded the book for its frank yet sensitive and somehow reassuring treatment of race and inequality in the South. Here was a … [Read more…]