Backtalk: There's No Easy Way Out

We get rageful even hearing Donald Trump’s voice on the damn radio. On this episode, Amy and Sarah break the regular Backtalk format to vent some grief and anger over the election, talk about the role of white supremacy in the vote, and discuss the tough work ahead. Read more »

Poetry as Protest: The Anthology "Veils, Halos & Shackles" Responds to Violence

With more than 250 poems, the anthology spans around 500 pages, and contributors hail from nations and cultures across the world, all speaking the same language of oppression and subjugation, of the senseless violence power can inflict. Read more »

“We are From Compton and It’s in Our Hearts.”: Venus & Serena Williams Create a Community Center to Help Victims of Gun Violence

The center is in honor of their older sister, who was shot in Compton in 2003.  Read more »

Transgender Americans Organize to Update IDs Before January

In just days, TransLawHelp.Org springs up to offer legal resources for transgender people. Read more »

White Women, You Need to Talk About Racism

For too long, the emotional labor that comes with talking about race has been put on people of color. Read more »

Popaganda: Raising Feminist Kids

This episode features guidance on talking to kids about all kinds of complicated issues. Writer and photographer Margaret Jacobsen explains how she speaks frankly with her kids about pretty much everything, including her open... Read more »

As Trump Takes Office, We Will Keep Fighting

I’m afraid. I’m anxious. But we can’t back down now. We need to buckle down, stand united, and give 100 percent. Read more »

Today I Am Mourning for Our Country

It feels like flags should be flying at half-staff. Read more »

Donald Trump Is a White People Problem

It’s votes from white people that carried him into office. We can’t ignore that fact.  Read more »

To Call Trump an “Outsider” Is to Dodge the Real Point

He is a raging white supremacist. That’s not outside American politics, it’s right at the heart of the status quo. Read more »

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Sister Soldiers: On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

A new Black liberation movement is in the process of formation, spurred by collective outrage. Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What do our perceptions of Beyoncé's feminism say about us?

Who run the world? If entertainment domination is the litmus test, then all hail Queen Bey. Read more »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »