Bitch 50

Janet Mock Talks About the Power of Pop Culture

“What did I learn from being ‘the subject?’ I learned to show up prepared,” says Janet Mock. On her new pop culture show, So Popular!,... Read more »

It's No Surprise That the Oscars Snubbed "Selma"

Oh hello, best director nominees.  The snubbing of director Ava DuVernay’s historical dramaSelma, at the Golden Globes and at the Oscars is troubling—especially to... Read more »

A New Book Shares the Stories of Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Nia King juggles multiple creative endeavors as a zinester, writer, comic-maker, and host of We Want the Airwaves, a podcast that features interviews with... Read more »

A New Talk Show Puts Women of Color Front and Center

I have always been fascinated by talk shows because even though there are millions of people watching, the format seems made for introverts. Read more »

Listen to the Song That Ties Together "Selma"

I just watched Selma last night and loved it. The film opens nationwide this weekend and one of the best moments is at the very end, when the song Glory kicks in right as the credits start rolling.  Read more »

"Selma" is Now

“Selma” is one of the most effective, well-crafted historical biopics that I’ve ever seen because it goes off the traditional narrative about the Civil Rights Movement, giving us a moment in history that feels immediately familiar to the moment we are currently living in. Read more »

It Hurts to Hear Shonda Rhimes Called an "Angry Black Woman."

Shonda Rhimes is many things—a writer, producer, and director—but not an “angry black woman.”  By now, you’ve probably heard about the ridiculous story New York Times television critic... Read more »

A Q&A With Roxane Gay on Writing, Violence, and Fairytales

Roxane Gay has had a prolific summer. The well-known writer and editor published two books this summer, including her first novel, An Untamed State... Read more »

A Personal Reminder that Women Have What it Takes to Make Film.

“I rarely meet people who tell me what they’re doing.” -Ava DuVernay When I was 13 years old, I received an award from my eighth grade teacher, in which she predicted my future career as a “comedy screenwriter.” At that time, I had no idea what a screenwriter was. I, of... Read more »

Interview with Aparna Nancherla, World's Sweetest Comedian

Photo of Aparna Nancherla from the Washington PostTotally Biased writer ... Read more »