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Ghost in My Mouth: A Modern Diaspora’s Endangered Language

Konkani has nearly 13 million speakers and a growing diaspora continuing the tradition of migrant language.

Trauma-Centered Art Should Be the Future of #MeToo

The film is an offering to those who have been affected by gendered violence.

White Lies: Unilever and L’Oréal Can’t Rebrand Their Way Out of Colorism

The sales pitch of whitening products isn’t just a paler complexion, but also the promise of hygiene and health.

“Palm Springs” Taps into the Idea That Time Loops Fix Women

The pursuit of betterment means losing a part of themselves along the way.

Stinging Stans: Swifties Doxxing Journalists Is Just the Beginning

People don’t really know what to think about fangirls or teenage girls in general.

Eugenics as Entertainment: “Indian Matchmaking’s” Lighthearted View of Caste Oppression

Indian Matchmaking reveals all the isms associated with arranged marriages—colorism, casteism, sizeism, ableism, and classism—without criticizing any of it.

World on Fire: Environmental Racism and COVID-19 Are a Deadly Combination

Ultimately, the only cure for environmental racism is to entirely dismantle the structures that allow it to fester.

Valorizing Purity: What White Women Gain from Racial Hatred

Women have often been written out of the history of hate and related phenomena.

Journalistic Norms Dishonor Sexual Assault Survivors

A journalist’s hands are frequently tied by the same unjust systems.

Streaming Isn’t Music’s Magic Bullet

Independent artists are reckoning with what it means to work on their own terms in an industry that’s increasingly led by a small number of billion-dollar data and tech companies.

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