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Intentionally Hidden: Mia Mercado’s “Weird but Normal” Honors Shame

“The idea of female sexuality is scary to a lot of people.”

Love No Limit: Masturbation Opens Women up to Power, Play, and Pleasure

Pleasure is a human right.

Done Searching: Kehlani Powerfully Conquers Growings Pains on New Album

Kehlani has always worn her heart on her sleeve.

Without Condition: In “Fairest,” Meredith Talusan Dreams of Freedom from Others’ Perception

“My gender and race reflected on each other like a dizzying hall of distorted mirrors.”

Eating the Poison: “Sin Eater” Turns Shame into a Superpower

The most important thing is what you think of yourself, even if you’re in a terrible situation; that kind of self-worth is where everything else begins.

In Bad Taste: The Alison Roman Fiasco Illustrates the Whiteness of Food Media

We continue to enable the conditions in the food industry that marginalize chefs and food personalities of color.

There Is an Art to Showing up—and Rachel Wilkerson Miller Has Mastered It

“You have to take care of yourself first. And that doesn’t make you selfish.”

Jeannie’s American Dream: The Assimilation of a TV Icon

I Dream of Jeannie is the only U.S. television show that has revolved around a female Arab character, which is quite sad given that she’s a make-believe caricature.

What in the Hell is Going on with Joe Biden?

Calling out our collective dissatisfaction with the person campaigning for our support isn’t some odd form of selling out.

Left in the Lurch: It’s Time for a Post-Bernie Reckoning

Sanders’s campaigns revealed the danger of reconceiving leftism as a Big Name–driven electoral brand.

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