The idea that children’s bodies belong to them and no one else is considered revolutionary in my family, and that’s the saddest part of all.
We are failing young girls and women and it is time we teach them that their worth isn’t tied to virginity or their ability to wait it out. But most importantly, we need to stop shaming those who choose not to wait.
It’s World AIDS Day: You Need To Know That Black Women Account For Over 60 Percent Of New HIV Infections Among Women
Traditionally black women have always put everyone’s needs before their own and I think it’s time we discuss how we can mark World AIDS Day by starting a conversation about our health.
I’ve always wanted to try yoga but I’m a little—ok, very intimidated. I started following some of the best #BlackYogis on Instagram, hoping their magic inspires me to get started. Here are some of my favs who are making yoga accessible and inclusive. Get into this #BlackGirlMagic
We’re all still reeling from the election, food comas and family dysfunction that took place over Thanksgiving. And while these feelings of sadness and memories of family craziness won’t dissipate anytime soon, I think it’s important we find some joy to get us through these tough times. Binge watch some black excellence! [Read more…]
From Leslie Jones To Donald Trump: White Feminism Will Never Meet At The Intersections Of Negro And Wide Nose
White feminism and its champions are not here for black women. White feminism is only interested in dismantling the heteronormative patriarchy which oppresses white women-- while upholding white supremacy.
This election was deeply disappointing for many Americans who fear they may lose their fundamental rights-- and especially disappointing for marginalized communities that fear for their safety. The grief many of us are experiencing is legitimate. Here are some tips for pushing through while caring for yourself.
It's important that Black women know that they matter and that their lives are important. If you have not heard it today, and just in case your mind is playing tricks on you, we want you to know that we see you.
Unless you're using safety pins to jab your racist family and friends in the eye, you can keep them. Own your shit. Stop doing everything but the thing you should be doing… dismantling this oppressive system and using your privilege to benefit marginalized people.
White feminism and those who live by it, fail to realize that while they will and often can experience sexism, many fail to acknowledge the racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and even trauma many women of color face.
You know a Beckeisha. We’ve all known a Beckeisha. The glaring problem with Beckeisha’s perspective is that she does not see her own color, nor the color, history, and legacy of the faces of women who look like her. Herein lies the problem with the black Becky thought.