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Beautiful Suffering: “Pop Song” Bears Witness to the Power of Different Loves

Maybe it’s human instinct to want to capture our emotions, to bottle and preserve them for others to see. Read more »

“Death, Sex & Money” Offers a Masterclass in Hard Conversations

What is achieved when you try to have these uncomfortable conversations with people in your life? Read more »

Love Is the Message: The Final Season of “Pose” Hands Out Happily Ever Afters

We’ve cried with them and mourned for them, but the third and final season of Pose gives us reasons to smile for them. Read more »

girl in red Wants to Follow Her Impulses

She is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through April

We’re all still searching for comfort and inspiration. Read more »

Daughters of the Resurrection: For Black Women, “Lemonade” Still Feels Like Home

Though the album delves deep into the pain of infidelity, it shouldn’t be separated from its depiction of Black womanhood as a far-reaching community forged from shared experience. Read more »

“Love in Color” Modernizes the Myths We Love to Hate

Rather than denote these tales as relics of the past, she communicates the value of these myths, stories retold for centuries that reveal all the things that love can be. Read more »

A Woman Hasn’t Won a Writing Oscar in 13 Years. That Could Change on Sunday.

A female screenwriter hasn’t won an Oscar since George W. Bush was in office. Read more »

Hold Up: When Music Treats Softness as a Superpower

“Hold Up” is a nuanced love song in which the female protagonist isn’t begging or asking for love; she’s making a clear and precise declaration. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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