Culture

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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Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... 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 »