Nevertheless, She Persisted

In times of utter doubt and disappointment, lean on these words for encouragement: Rupi Kaur on self love, perseverance, and resilience, our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry. women of colour   the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is… Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted

Self-Care for Activists

In today's political climate, so much is at stake. The Muslim ban is separating families. DAPL threatens the water source for 17 million Americans. The global gag rule endangers the lives of millions of women around the world. Today is the first day of Black History Month, and the nation's leader couldn't be more out… Continue reading Self-Care for Activists

Resistance in the Dawn of the Trump Administration

First, I rallied. I condemned the hateful rhetoric of the Trump Administration. I defended my friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors when faced with opposition and hatred. Though I feared for my community- I was not silenced. That is why I voted against Donald Trump. That is why I use my voice to uplift those who are vulnerable- women, youth, Muslims,… Continue reading Resistance in the Dawn of the Trump Administration

Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

Being a woman of color in predominately white spaces can be conflicting. Read how these women rose above it. I quit my media job when the company did't care about diversity by Rowana Abbensetts  via The Tempest "In an organization that uses Black and Latino faces at every opportunity, I found it appalling that there would… Continue reading Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

The Most \m/ Links of the Week

Here's a round up of stories (some older, some newer) that rock! WHAT DO HARDCORE, FERGUSON, AND THE "ANGRY BLACK WOMAN" TROPE ALL HAVE IN COMMON? BY: KAYLA PHILLIPS "Solidarity is awareness, and the ability to listen if you say you're going to. It's standing beside me or behind me, not in front of me."… Continue reading The Most \m/ Links of the Week

You OK, Sis?

Three words is all it takes. We can combat street harassment together. Read about this important cause on Feminista Jones. Denise Nichole Andrews

Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou A Few Figs From Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire The Lost Lunar Baedeker (Poems) by Mina Loy On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove My Father Was… Continue reading Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers