Polly Chamier - London. Three things every tourist should do: a) San Gimignano for a real medieval experience and breathtaking views when climbing one of the many towers in this hilltop walled town. b) Buying beautiful butter soft leather bound note books in the markets in Florence. c) Strolling through the Gardens of Villa Cimbrone in Ravello to the Terrace of Infinity adorned with 18th century marble busts that look out over the sparkling sea of the Coast of Amalfi.
To make such a gesture as an expression of individual freedom and choice would make me complicit with a politic of domination that hurts us. It is easy to surrender this freedom. It is more important that black women resist racism and sexism in every way; that every aspect of our self-representation be a fierce resistance, a radical celebration of our care and respect for ourselves.