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Nama-Slay: For Black, Southern Women, Practicing Mindfulness Offers Escape

What happens when you turn to spaces that are supposed to be built for healing, only to find yourself an outsider?

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 »

A Painful Paradox: The Case for Reclaiming the Black Beauty Supply

Black employees at non-Black–owned beauty-supply stores report being restricted. Read more »

When Richard Met Donyale: The Duo That Challenged High Fashion’s White Lens

When Donyale Luna and Richard Avedon began their collaboration, glamour was still a race-evasive code for whiteness. Read more »

The Food-Related Racism Surrounding Coronavirus Has Political Consequences

Even if they come in the form of a seemingly harmless joke or meme about Chinese food, denouncing these racist narratives is imperative. Read more »

Beyoncé Wrapped Capitalism in Orange Boxes and Called It Empowerment

Many people no longer consider wealth the gateway to freedom and power for Black people. Read more »

We Aren’t Alone: On TikTok, Black Girls Find Visibility—And Racist Hate

Gen Z and millennial Black women content creators say the newly popular lip-sync app empowers their voices, but they still face the same misogynoir as their progenitors. Read more »

This Is Fucky: Simulated Influencers Are Turning Identity into a Form of Currency

CGI influencers make companies money without the trouble of a fully realized humanity. Read more »

Normalized Abuse: Ari Lennox, Blue Ivy, and the Quest to Make Black Girls Hate Themselves

Unfortunately, anti-Black ridicule, much of which is grounded in colorism, only increases when a Black woman becomes famous. Read more »

Very Online: Influencers of Color Are Starting a Quiet Revolution about Pay Disparities

Brands are not being inclusive or diverse at all, and, when they are, they’re doing the bare minimum. Read more »

“Boys & Sex” is Groundbreaking, But Leaves Gaps for Queer Boys

Boys & Sex is a timely and relevant read in our current political and cultural context. Read more »

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Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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Sister Soldiers: On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

Unless you’re looking for their names, you won’t find the stories of all Black women shot and killed by police officers in the past five years in the discourse surrounding police reform. Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »