The Black Community and R. Kelly

I’m disgusted by the Black community’s reaction to the “Surviving R. Kelly,” documentary. Instead of considering how serious this issue is, people have resorted to jokes. Instead of supporting Black women, Black people went to stream R. Kelly’s music. Instead of speaking out against sexual assault, Black people jumped to R. Kelly’s defense. I’m disappointed... 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 →

Rape Culture in High School

(After a few months, I'm back writing. No More Distractions.) (Source - Google) rape cul·ture noun noun: rape culture a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault and abuse. About a week ago, I was told by a friend that one of our old classmates had... Continue Reading →

The Election of Donald Trump

I am truly disgusted with America right now. How could anyone vote for this sorry excuse for a human being? This man is racist, xenophobic, and sexist. He has no respect for women and brags about forcing himself on them. He called Mexicans rapists and wants to deport them all. He made fun of a... Continue Reading →

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