Love as Political Resistance: Lessons from Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler

We don’t learn to love in a linear path, from self to family to friends to spouse, as we might have been taught. We learn to love by loving. We practice with each other, on ourselves, in all kinds of relationships. Read more »

20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now

No, we don’t have all the answers. But we’ve been living and loving and creating and fighting and figuring out how to make a way out of no way longer than anybody. Here are 20 Black women activists, artists, scholars and all-around bad-asses who are showing up and showing out, speaking truth to... Read more »

Performance Anxiety: Trump and the Commodification of Dissent in the Tech Industry

Advertising “resistance” as a brand carries a number of advantages: Covering up PR problems, protecting access to talented immigrant workers, and yes, also genuinely wanting to do the right thing. Read more »

This Land Is Not Your Land: The Privatization of Public Space in the Trump Era

The move to privatize NPS land promises to serve as a way to justify the privatization of other public assets like schools, libraries, water, utilities, and even pensions and healthcare. Read more »

Some of Us are Brave—Conquering Fear and Loathing in Trump's America

I am unmotivated and unmoored. I have been since Donald J. Trump became PEOTUS last fall. And it has only gotten worse since the inauguration three weeks ago. Every day seems to bring a new blow to democracy or another threat to people like me. Read more »

Intergenerational Resistance: "This isn't any worse, it's just your turn."

“I’m 75,” my grandmother shrugged, calm and utterly unfazed. “I’ve seen worse. The thing to remember is this: if you believe in what you have to say, then you must find a way to say it. This isn’t any worse, it’s just your turn.”   Read more »

Six Ways to Take Action This Week

We’re going to have to get creative, and we’re going to have to be loud. Read more »

Body Politic: Marginalization at the Women's March and Beyond

Here’s the thing about unity, though: it cannot be demanded. It must be constructed with care. Read more »

Backtalk: Trump's Toxic First Days & Women's March

Dahlia and Amy try not to lose their minds talking about the first days of the new alternative-facts presidency. Dahlia shares her experience at the poorly-attended inauguration and how the Women’s March in DC was a hopeful act. Then they talk about some of the destructive policies that... Read more »

Beyond Walking and Talking: A post-march postmortem with Portland Women's March organizer Margaret Jacobsen

“We gathered, and that’s great, that’s really wonderful. But now what are we gonna do? What do we do next time?” Read more »

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No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and... Read more »

House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the...

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »