What Janelle Monáe means to Me

Janelle Monáe is an inspiration for me. From her defiant lyrics to her thought-provoking style, I love Janelle Monáe. Since the beginning of her career, Janelle has been all about being unapologetic. She is unapologetically queer, unapologetically feminist, and unapologetically carefree. Janelle is a multi-talented artist. Everything about Janelle inspires me.  I started listening to... Continue Reading →

The Pro-Hoe Movement Isn’t As Bad As You Think

People hear the phrase, “Pro-Hoe,” and their mind automatically jumps to something negative. I’ve heard people assume that it promotes a reckless lifestyle for women. That’s not true. The Pro-Hoe movement is about sexual liberation. It’s about getting rid of the stigma surrounding women and sex. I’ve seen men and women try to reduce this... Continue Reading →

Black Victims Matter

Why do I have to say that black girls matter? Why do I have to make a separate hashtag? It's the fact that black women's lives are disregarded even in our own community. It's the fact that a boycott against R. Kelly and wanting to hold him accountable for the twenty years (and still going)... Continue Reading →

My Experience with Misogynoir

Misogynoir is the combination of racism and sexism directed towards black women. This term was coined by Moya Bailey, a black queer feminist scholar. I didn’t learn about the term until about a year ago, but I’ve experienced it all of my life. Recently, I’ve been feeling more emotional about it. Sometimes I have to... Continue Reading →

Stop Slut Shaming

It’s 2017 and women’s bodies are still offending people. This is getting really old. A woman has the right to cover up her body and she has just as much of the right to show it off. We can have sex or we can choose not to. That is no one else’s business. Men post... Continue Reading →

Women Don’t Owe You Anything

(If this offends you, it’s probably because you are guilty of these beliefs. Get over yourself and do better.) Women are not here for your satisfaction, to make you feel like a “man”, or to turn you on. We should be able to reject a man without fearing for our lives. Stop invalidating our feelings... Continue Reading →

Take A Knee

It's football season and of course, the NFL is the topic of discussion. But the latest discussion isn't about football, it's about the NFL players' choice of protest: kneeling during the national anthem. Sunday, 150 NFL players took a knee or protested in other ways. Some stood but locked arms as a form of solidarity.... Continue Reading →

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