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“Anne With An E” Shows The Impact of Poverty on Young Girls

Anne is optimistic because her ability to see the bright side of life is the mechanism she has developed to survive poverty and abuse. Read more »

“Sirena” Empowers Cholas To Create Community

Sirena is seven tracks of pure euphoria, best enjoyed while biking around the graffitied streets of your hood of choice. Read more »

“Her Own Hero”: Women’s Self Defense Has a Sordid Anti-Immigrant History

Marginalized folks have signed up for classes in droves following the election of Donald Trump. Read more »

Let Us Live: “Afternoon Snatch” Gives Us Nonbinary Characters With Full Lives

Afternoon Snatch offers a world where nonbinary characters aren’t defending their right to exist, but simply are. Read more »

Orgasming To Liberation: “Vibrator Nation” Celebrates the History of Sex Toys

Dense with historical background and quotes from gender theorists, Vibrator Nation is not light beach reading, nor should it be. Read more »

Love Everlasting: “Outlander’s” Romance Might Be Its Downfall

The show’s stumbled into a narrative snare. Read more »

Brooklyn Personified: Young M.A Tells “Herstory”

Despite her controversial themes, Young M.A is a reverb of the cipher, a new rung of New York’s hip-hop greats. Read more »

Three Icons: 30 Years Later “Trio” Still Offers a Unique Sound

“The Complete Trio Collection” is a winding mountain road of nuanced, often bittersweet emotions that features everything from upbeat gospel numbers to heart-wrenching breakup ballads. Read more »

My Absolute Misogyny: Male Authors Are Still Profiting From Women’s Pain

The use of sexual violence against women for shock value and literary awards is repulsive. Read more »

Gaining Hindsight : “Younger” Grapples With the Power of Loss

There’s much to be learned from loss.  Read more »

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