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Skyeview has moved…

Culture, Dispatches, Events, Global Sisterhood, Resources, Travelogues

Skyeview: A Sistah”s View of the World has officially moved to http://skyeviewtraveler.wordpress.com Update your links, add her to your blogroll, and spread the word!

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Dispatch #27: Babies Slaughtered in Gaza

Dispatches

  On the eve of my departure from Turkey, I sit here transfixed in front of the television. I watch endless loops of CNN Turk footage depicting the carnage that is raining down on Palestinian children–neigh on Palestinian babies…babies…babies. I can’t breath. The images of Israeli soldiers and civilians jumping up and down in jubilation […]

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Olfactory Offerings

Dispatches, For Fun, Resources

Haji Ali Dargah (Mumbai) – Incense attendant On 12/6, I had the pleasure of being in community with several light-filled sistern who attended the Rhythm Sistas dance/drum circle. In addition to the food and music love offerings that seem to have become an integral part of the monthly circle–I shared incense cargo from my recent […]

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Dispatch 26 – Sunrise at Charles de Gaulle Aeroport

Dispatches

It’s only been a couple of weeks since my last trip to Paris.  How nice to return to my Mistress so soon! On occasion I tell people who inquire about my frequent global travel that it isn’t as glamorous as it may appear.  There are times when my travel commitments feel counter intuitive to what […]

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Dispatch 25 – Mumbai Attacks and Shout Out From Ahmedabad

Dispatches

The entire drama in Mumbai is being played out on the tv non-stop. The stand off between the police, the military and the gunmen has exceeded more than 12 hours. It’s weird because, unlike the states where the media and bystanders are cordoned off from the scene of an incident, folks are standing accross the […]

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Coming Up: Annual India Trip

Dispatches

I am excited about making my 8th annual trip to India. Typically I travel in the north but will add new destinations in the southern region of Gujarat State. Gujarat State is where the 2002 communal riots between Muslim and Hindus occurred. The riots displaced tens of thousands refugees whose misery continues to be compounded […]

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Dispatch #24: Obama Mania In Paris!

Dispatches

One of the local newspaper reports that over 84% of Parisians support the election of Barack Obama as US president. The report only confirms what I’ve witnessed with my own eyes and ears since the election. Folks are JUBLILANT, ESCATIC and ELATED by the election results because it gives them hope of getting rid of […]

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Skye’s Festival Picks (Cineffable)

Culture, Dispatches, En Français

Inkanyezi Yobusuku/ Night Star Fiction. Afrique du Sud. 2007. Couleur. 13′. VO : Anglais, ST : Français. Distr. : Out in Africa La tradition veut que les jeunes filles Zoulous soient isolées pour un temps de repos et de contemplation lorsqu’elles ont leurs règles. Mais les rêves de Lindiwe sont perturbés par son désir pour […]

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Dispatch #23: Cineaffable Shout Out

Dispatches, En Français, Global Sisterhood

Les salutations à toutes les femmes gentilles que j’ai rencontrée à Cineaffable. Vous tout sait lancer un parti !  Les salutations spéciales à Mari, Peggy, Patricia et Celine (Serial Kisser).   Mari, festival volunteer and Skye with fete ticket.  Good to go! Link: Céline Tiberghien Contributes To Lesbian Visibility – French | English

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Coming Up: Cineaffable Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival

Culture, Dispatches

Cineaffable is the BEST of the BEST lesbian cultural event bar none. Imagine over a thousand lesbians from Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, Latin and Central America attending film screenings, parties, debates, visual art exhibition, and lesbian organization information tables all in the magnificent Baroque style Le Trianon and nearby Halle Saint Pierre. I can […]

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