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 →

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 →

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 →

Stop Sexualizing Young Girls

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 →

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 →

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