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 →

White Feminists and Hoteps

Lets talk about two of the most annoying self proclaimed activists: White feminists and hoteps. I always considered them one in the same. They are both 50% privileged and 50% marginalized. White feminists being marginalized for being women. But they also have white privilege. Hoteps are marginalized for being Black. But they also have privileges... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Body Image

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 →

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