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Resistance Narratives: Lidia Yuknavitch on Joan of Arc, Bodies, and Reimagining the Love Story

Intersectional feminism is rising, cracks and fissures are emerging, blind spots are being illuminated, failures examined, possibilities getting born. Good. Bring it. Read more »

Don't Be the Lone Shark: Surviving as a Feminist Parent

Just as there isn’t only one way to be a feminist, there isn’t just one way to be a feminist parent. Read more »

The Truth Will Not Be Circulated: Fake News and Incarcerated Parents

Fake news succeeds because it disempowers readers by expecting them to believe everything they see, to react to headlines and share articles without ever having read them. Read more »

Mommies & Murder: "Big Little Lies" Roundtable for Two

We gathered for a roundtable on schoolyard scandal, parents, and murder predictions. Read more »

Three Things I Learned Talking to my Parents About Raising a Feminist Daughter

There were some hilarious misses, but so much of who I am and the things I value came from my parents making intentional choices to instill confidence, creativity, and curiosity in me. Read more »

Popaganda: When Your Parents Are Deported

Donald Trump issued executive orders that call for the deportation of any and all undocumented immigrants in the United States. Reporters estimate that would mean the deportation of 11 million people.Imagine coming home from school and your dad is gone. But what will thousands—or millions—of... Read more »

Fear of an Immigrant Nation: How Many Generations Until We Are Considered Americans?

When there are no imagined external threats left to blame a country’s problems on, who will count as American then? Read more »

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 »

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 »

Intergenerational Resistance: "This isn't any worse, it's just your turn."

“I’m 75,” my grandmother shrugged, calm and utterly unfazed. “I’ve seen worse. The thing to remember is this: if you believe in what you have to say, then you must find a way to say it. This isn’t any worse, it’s just your turn.”   Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »