Music

Taking the High Road: Kesha’s Music Creates a Path of Healing for Survivors

You do not have to be defined by something that was done to you.

11 Podcasts Feminists Should Listen to While Social Distancing

Since your tastes are as varied as ours, we hope there’s something in here for everyone. Read more »

Taking the Long Way: The Price of Political Dissent in Country Music

The severity of the punishment wasn’t retaliation for an act of dissent but rather one of betrayal; and to commit a betrayal, one has to first be a loyal soldier. Read more »

Dusted or Busted: In “The Man,” Taylor Swift Seeks to Critique Sexism, but Twists Drag to Do So

While Swift is trying to call out a double-standard, she may be enabling a double-standard for the queer community. Read more »

Women in Dancehall Turn up for Pleasure Parity

Though dancehall has long been considered a platform for both men and women to unapologetically express their sexual prowess, the genre also has its limitations. Read more »

Safe and Sound: How Podcasts Became Audio Enclaves for Black Women

In a world that has very few spaces for us, podcasts that lift up and celebrate Black women listeners are a welcome breath of fresh air. Read more »

The Music and the Misery: Hulu’s New “High Fidelity” Upends a Male Classic

The new reboot proves that music-snobbery is an equal-opportunity annoyance. Read more »

BitchTapes: Decolonizing Healing

In pop culture, eating disorders are often depicted as illnesses that visit solely white women, but that doesn’t reflect reality. Read more »

A Time to Sing: “Un Violador En Tu Camino” Becomes a Global Protest Anthem

The song is a clear, material, experience-based assessment of universal structures of power and what they do to us. Read more »

Normalized Abuse: Ari Lennox, Blue Ivy, and the Quest to Make Black Girls Hate Themselves

Unfortunately, anti-Black ridicule, much of which is grounded in colorism, only increases when a Black woman becomes famous. Read more »

Over It: Is There Room for Anxious Black Girls in Music?

We owe Black women musicians the space to take care of themselves. Read more »

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