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Dear Kanye West: North and Chicago Are Not Your Karma

People call down girl children like plagues. Read more »

Foundational Power: The Rise of Bangladeshi American Beauty Vloggers

Makeup can build, dismantle, assert, and help defy ideas of what “disciplined” bodies should look like. Read more »

Popaganda: Birth of the New

End of the world getting you down? We may never truly know what the future holds, and to some of us, the looming threat of an apocalypse is the most effective birth control. In this episode of Popaganda, Soleil digs into parenting and the end of the world: whether that means a total lifestyle... Read more »

Meet Your Match: 7 Dating Apps For the LGBTQ and POC Community

These apps have the potential to make dating better than Tinder. Read more »

Keep Your White Crowns: The History of America’s Identity Pageants

Fifty years after the creation of Miss Black America, mainstream pageants are still failing to be inclusive. Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: On Writing, Coffee Grounds, and the Flavors of Oral Sex

Randa Jarrar will take your questions. Read more »

You Are Not Alone: How Trans People Survive the Holidays

Families, in the traditional sense, are largely a cis thing. Read more »

Love and Restrictions: Food, Family, and Anorexia

For most of us with disordered eating, holidays with our families can be excruciating. Read more »

Too Many Kooks in the Kitchen: #Burritogate and Co-opting Mexican Culture

This “adventure narrative” is hugely successful in food culture: The chef has a cultural experience, and patrons get to taste a new version of the inspiration. It’s a story that sells. Read more »

DRAWN OUT: On the Overconsumption of Avocados

We all know avocados are delicious, but there are many complexities involved in their overconsumption. 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 »