Tata Sanchez, was desperately seeking help as she pounded on the front door of a home in Compton, California in the early morning hours just before dawn. She was shot and killed. One moment Tata, a black trans woman, was here and the next she was not. Her life mattered.
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.
"[No] means no. That means fucking no. That’s it. It doesn’t matter how far I take it or what I have on, when I say no, it means no." This antiquated idea that women need to cater their lives to the male gaze should not be confusing.
Just last year, Gloria Steinem, said she that feels that black women “invented the feminist movement.” Now the 81-year-old feminist and activist that and stood arm in arm with notable black feminist like Maya Angelou, founded Ms. Magazine with Dorothy Pitman-Hughes and worked alongside Alice Walker, is speaking candidly about the pivotal role that queer women, black women and other women of color have played in women’s rights. [Read more…]
Women and girls pay more for similar products marketed to men and boys 42% of the time. Between the gender pay gap and gender tax, how patriarchy expects us to keep up is beyond us. The world pays us less but charges us more just to live.
This little recipe is something I picked up from my dear mother. Think of it as a Southern twang on a Pain Perdu. The special ingredient just happens to be eggnog or more specifically the bourbon that I put in the eggnog.