Music

Channeling Confidence: mxmtoon Sings for Queer Teens—and for Herself

“I have this platform where I can see my own audience reacting to who I am and feeling safe to express who they are as well.” Read more »

Mixtape to My Heart: Music as a Function of Vietnamese Memory

Music needs minds and media to carry it, but it doesn’t need bags. Music can’t sink boats. Read more »

Truth Hurts: Fat, Black, and Too Good to Cancel

In every industry Black women have to work four times as hard for less than half the credit.  Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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