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Womanism: A Spiritual Resistance For Black Women

For me, feminism felt like finding a beautiful shoe in the wrong size. No matter how much I strained, it never seemed to be a perfect fit. I found my Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
Another cringe-y moment with Dunham. (Image Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

SMDH, Lena, I Want To Like You

Whenever Lena Dunham starts trending on Facebook or Twitter, it’s become this thing where I suddenly morph into Angry Tyra. You know, the gif of Tyra Read...
Aja Barber    |   12.22.16   |   SHARE
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We need to make women of all faiths feel included. (Image:Thinkstock)

I'm A Non-Religious Woman, But I Respect Religious Women 

Though I was raised in an interdenominational household, my upbringing could at best be described as vaguely Christian. My sisters and I were taught Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   10.18.16   |   SHARE
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"Hearing that you are pretty 'for someone in a wheelchair' is a compliment that leaves a bad aftertaste." Image: Thinkstock

Feeling Body-Positive When You Have A Disability

When you hear the buzzwords “body shame” or “body positivity,” it's common to think those phrases only apply to those who have a little extra junk in Read...
Kimmie Jones    |   08.22.16   |   SHARE
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These stereotypes have not only been used in the past to perpetuate violence against Men of Color. They’re ever-present factors in how Black and Brown men navigate the world. Image: Thinkstock.

4 Racist Stereotypes White Patriarchy Invented To 'Protect' White Womanhood

Men of Color, especially Black men, have historically been coded as animalistic abusers and r*pists when it comes to white women. This stems from the Read...
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"We’re painfully aware of the fact that we’re “the only one” in the room, or one of very few. Don’t make it worse." Image: Author

3 Ways To Avoid Tokenizing People (Because I'm Sick Of It)

It’s like being a deer in the headlights. You’re in imminent danger. You know it. But you can’t move. You can’t speak. No reaction whatsoever. You Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.26.16   |   SHARE
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The Me of four years ago is shocked by this and doesn’t quite recognize the person she is staring at. Image: Thinkstock.

This Election Is Making Me Defend Hillary — And I Hate That

I may not be thrilled to vote for her, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to let the misogyny and toxic masculinity we fight so hard against control the Read...
Aja Barber    |   07.22.16   |   SHARE
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At 12 and 10 years old, my girls are still in the age range where society tells me that I should be presenting a polished version of myself to them. Image: Thinkstock.

3 Reasons I Refuse To Hide My Feelings From My Daughters

The reality is that any person I love, including my daughters, can deeply hurt my feelings. Does this mean that I hold my daughters to the same level Read...
Akilah S. Richards    |   07.20.16   |   SHARE
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