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#YesAllWomen and Being Other

This was a piece that I wrote sometime ago but alas was never picked up. I’m posting it on my blog because, well, still relevant. 1,548 more words

Yes All Women

YA Heroines of Color Every Girl Should Read About

One day I was chatting with my women friends about the heroines from fantasy and science fiction books that inspired us when we were kids. We talked about Alanna from the Song of the Lioness series, Sabriel from the Abhorsen series, Cimorene from the Enchanted Forest series, and many more. 1,899 more words

Empowerment

I will never move to Boulder and here's why

So I’ve made a few Truthly-related trips to Boulder, Colorado, and, for the most part, I find it to be an all right kinda place.  The altitude and climate screwed with my skin and hair, but the mountains were nice more or less (I’m not an outdoorsy person).   655 more words

Startup

Smoking and white feminism

I recently posted a selfie on instagram of me smoking a cigarette with the caption “smoking is cool”.  In response, I had some white girls “inform” me that smoking is horrible for one’s lungs and that cigarettes are marketed to people of color as well as the most marginalized communities.  209 more words

Feminism

The Importance of Storytelling: Talking about UMBC WOCC "Telling Our Stories" Campaign

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou

When I think of the art of storytelling, I think of the most prolific storyteller Maya Angelou. 1,709 more words

Light Girls And Dark Girls: This Is What Happens When You Internalize Racism

I am a dark girl. And I don’t remember when I first realized this but I do remember being made to feel ugly for most of my childhood because of it. 996 more words