Music

No One Can Escape Diet Culture—Even Lizzo

Bodies detox themselves, and no amount of supplements, smoothies, or apple cider vinegar do more than our own bodies naturally do to regulate us. Read more »

Short Shelf Life: For Women in Hip Hop, Aging Is a Heavy Burden

Men may have been able to eclipse ageism, but women in hip hop are still obscured by it. Read more »

Comrade Britney, Our Patron Saint of Millennial Woes

In these dystopian times, Britney Spears has become a symbol of the ongoing discussion about abolition and liberation from oppression. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Songs I Nurtured

Drew Dixon’s indelible impact on music has been overshadowed by the narrative of her trauma. Read more »

Billie Eilish’s Body Is Not Ours to Claim

“I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen.” Read more »

Yola Is the Unconventional Queen of Country Soul

Black artists from all around the world are continuing the tradition of upending the expectation that country music is a genre reserved for white artists. Read more »

Brazilian Pop Star Anitta Reclaims Her Bodily Autonomy

Anitta chooses to twerk for her own pleasure because dancing to funk is a way for Brazilian women to enjoy and celebrate their own bodies. Read more »

That Timeless Feeling: Cyanca Charts Her Own Neo-Soul Course

“I just know I want everything to be about Blackness.” Read more »

“Black Is King” Navigates African Cultures and the Diaspora’s Imagination

Black is King works because it is honest: a film of hope and belonging. Read more »

BitchTapes: Stepping into Power

This BitchTape highlights the women and nonbinary artists of color who wear many creative hats, from being vocalists and instrumentalists to being producers and record-label owners. Read more »

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