My womb is not a burial site: What is motherhood to Black women facing abortion & the loss of their children?

By Amber Butts Female octopuses die from anemia and exhaustion 2-10 months after they give birth. They spend those months protecting and cleaning their eggs. They do not eat. As my body spread over a cold chair and a doctor said words I did not understand, I shook. I took two pills and waited for… A […]

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How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” (a repost)

By Kennedy Christine My first year of college, I took a sociology class that introduced me to the term “master status,” which is an individual’s social role or description that supersedes all their other titles. Master status can refer to how a person identifies or how they’re identified by others. This label and its effects… This […]

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The Historical Roots Of An African American Community | Tamina, Texas (a reblog)

Activist, Photographer and Oral Historian Marti Corn is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From her project ‘The Ground On Which I Stand‘. To see Marti’s projects click on any image. In 1871, the community of Tamina was created by freed slaves fortunate enough to buy their own land. Along […] Who […]

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When A Culture Produces This Much Sexual Assault, It’s No Accident… It’s Patriarchy (a repost)

When A Culture Produces This Much Sexual Assault, It’s No Accident… It’s Patriarchy Patriarchy is ‘the’ culture that gave birth to the ‘isms’. 1st sexism, then classism, than racism, etc. It is hierarchical; (rich) white men at the top and they dominate and control everybody else…(white) women, poorer white men, and the ‘rest of us’. […] […]

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