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5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through November

Get emotionally vulnerable with releases from Adele, Lotic, Summer Walker, and more.

White Lies: How Democrats React to Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal Matters

Encouragements to “just vote” tell a grieving country that we can be saved by continuing to do something that hasn’t saved us yet.

Double Down: “King Richard” Is an Ode to the Power of Believing in Black Girls

“King Richard” succeeds in drawing us to root for the Williams family to beat the odds against them—the specter of both genteel and bloody racism, the gang violence that threatens their neighborhood.

Righteous Spirit: Indigenous Horror Authors Tap into Tribal Traditions

These writers are resisting the long impact of colonization and Christianity, which forced Indigenous communities to either hide or abandon their stories.

Survival of the Fits: Black Fashion Has Always Been Liberatory

Black-owned brands not only serve their communities but also fill a need. “We’ve always had to create our own avenues because we were not thought of as the shopper or the buyer,” Nandi Howard, associate fashion editor at “Essence” magazine and “Bitch” contributor, says.

Rare Delight: : “Sort Of” Is a Refreshingly Complex Take on Nonbinary Life

What makes Sort Of work is its exploration of a nesting series of communities; one is diverse and queer, featuring people of a variety of genders and sexualities who move fluidly through each other’s lives in a way that highlights the rapid diversification of the LGBQT community and the space people have created for each other.

Feminist-ish: The “Little Miss Badass” Trope

The trope itself is powerful because audiences also often perceive young women as vulnerable and nonthreatening, and the reveal that a character is secretly a Little Miss Badass subverts their own expectations of the narrative.

Queen Shit: Lil’ Kim Celebrates 25 Years as Rap’s OG Doll

Lil’ Kim’s personas have long been a point of contention among many hip hop listeners concerned with women’s representation in the genre.

Taylor’s Version: How Swift Created a Roadmap for Young Women in Pop

The intentionality of her rereleased albums only further cements what fans have known for almost two decades: Taylor Swift is nothing if not strategic about how she tells her story.

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