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Popaganda: Stovetop Social Justice

The Los Angeles-based organization Miry’s List has been supporting thousands of individuals and hundreds of families resettling as refugees in the United States since 2016.  

You Can’t Be an Ink Master If You Only Tattoo White Skin

A tattoo artist isn’t a master of the art if they can only tattoo white people. Read more »

A Pleasure to Burn: One Family’s Hot-Sauce Heirloom

In my family, harming yourself is unholy, unless that harm is eyes watering from tasting hot sauce. Read more »

Nude Awakening: Can the Nudist Movement Get Its Groove Back?

There’s a lot more to the nudist/naturist lifestyle than can be summed up with cute cracks about tan lines and adipose folds. Read more »

Two Moms Share Stories of Migration and Breastfeeding

What is it like to breastfeed while in immigrant detention? Read more »

Twist of Faith: Q&A With “God Land” Author Lyz Lenz

“Cultural Christianity’s power as moral currency is something society still uses to define who’s good and who’s bad. For women, for people of color especially, how you look, how you dress, how you act shapes how we interpret who’s in and who’s out.” Read more »

Nest Eggs: The Booming Baby-Shower Industry Empowers Anti-Choicers

Baby showers and gender-reveal parties reinforce a dangerous narrative perpetuated by anti-choice groups. Read more »

We’re Here, We’re Beer, Get Used to It: Brewing up a Tasty New Paradigm for Female Beer Enthusiasts

Why has a libation with such a female-centric origin story become coded, over time, as the near-exclusive reserve of men? Read more »

Cabin Fever: The New Luxury of Adult Summer Camp

Scroll through the websites of most of the adult summer camps and look at the founders, counselors, and instructors. You’ll rarely see a Black person or person of color. Read more »

From Butt Masks to Glass Dildos: The Commercialization of Self-Care and Wellness

If your brand claims to value mental health and wellness, then it should go beyond lip service. Read more »

Cake Is Never Just Cake: The Fraught Politics of Fatness, Desire, and Eating Your Feelings

Within the framework of capitalist systems, eating “right” has been tied to financial and social privilege in a way that further marginalizes people who are already struggling. Read more »

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Target Market: Black Women with Guns: Frontier Feminists or Insurrectionists?

The guns Black women carry are symbols of their abilities to be both frontierwomen and nurturing warrior mothers birthing a new generation of revolutionaries. Read more »