To say I’m pissed off, would be an understatement. Black women are being murdered back to back in Detroit with little to no outrage. In the past week, multiple Black women have been murdered in the same area: Detroit’s east side, many near the Downtown area. These stories are alarming. So why aren’t the police … Continue reading Multiple Black Women Killed In Past Week: Where’s The Outrage Detroit?
I’m over Black women being painted as superheroes, saviors, and goddesses. You would think these images would be flattering. But they’re not so flattering when you really think about it. Often in the Feminist and Pro Black Community, Black women are called these names when it is convenient. But both communities have a habit of … Continue reading Black Women Are NOT Your Superheroes
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 My Experience with Misogynoir
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 Stop Slut Shaming
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 Take A Knee
body image - "a subjective picture of one's own physical appearance established both by self-observation and by noting the reactions of others " I didn't start paying too much attention to the size of my body until high school. I used to be really skinny. I had a small chest, small butt, small everything. Never … Continue reading Body Image
Last Saturday, I attended a Slutwalk protest in Detroit. I had been anticipating it for weeks. I was so excited to see all the signs and the outfits. But the Slutwalk is so much more than signs and outfits. It's not just about women walking around half naked. It's about taking a stand against rape … Continue reading Slutwalk Detroit 2017
I remember being followed around by grown men at the age of twelve, because of the way my body matured. Even though I was clearly a little girl (I even had the face of one), these men didn't care. I've been approached by men at the age of sixteen, who "couldn't believe I was only … Continue reading Stop Sexualizing Young Girls