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Viola Davis and the Afro as Resistance

This is why we applaud Viola, because she publicly oscillates between afro and wig, which invalidates the idea that only a certain “type” of woman wears weave and that only a woman who burns incense wears an afro. Read more »

If the Resistance Fits: On Marketplace Feminsim, Representation, and NYFW

Resistance is au courant, and don’t think designers haven’t noticed. Read more »

Who Run the World?: New Webseries "Brown Girls" Nuances Girl Narratives

Brown Girls presents common life complications through the much needed lens of women of color, normalizing the truth that life—with all its pain, awkwardness, hook ups, BFFs, and confusion—exists outside the white gaze. Read more »

Love as Political Resistance: Lessons from Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler

We don’t learn to love in a linear path, from self to family to friends to spouse, as we might have been taught. We learn to love by loving. We practice with each other, on ourselves, in all kinds of relationships. Read more »

20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now

No, we don’t have all the answers. But we’ve been living and loving and creating and fighting and figuring out how to make a way out of no way longer than anybody. Here are 20 Black women activists, artists, scholars and all-around bad-asses who are showing up and showing out, speaking truth to... Read more »

A Square Peg at the Roundtable: On Jessica Williams and Why Black Women are Not Here to Save You

Black women are frequently and unfairly made to be the voices of reason in liberal, predominantly white spaces. Read more »

Maximum and Maternal Security: Grey’s Anatomy Proves It’s Still Unafraid to Ask Dark Questions

What we wouldn’t give to be a fly in the writers room as Rimes postures her female character leads to take America to task by making us interrogate ourselves. Read more »

Popaganda: Laughing at Tyrants

Donald Trump hates it when you laugh at him. This episode features two conversations about using humor to share ideas and feelings with hostile people. First, we hear from Jex Blackmore of Detroit’s Satanic Temple, which hosts spectacular protests rooted to point out the hypocrisy of... Read more »

Exciting Things Are Coming to the Screen in 2017

11 movies and television shows set to take 2017. Read more »

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