“The function, the very serious function of racism, is distraction” – Toni Morrison They tell us we are apes, so we spend our time hating apes and fighting to be recognised as human. They tell us we are not human, so we use our energy telling them that we matter, re batho: Motho ke motho […]Read more "Unlearning Human Aspirations ( a repost)"
Read more about how and why this short film was created here GabrielleTesfaye.com ❤ I do not own rights to this film; no copyright infringement intended.Read more "The Water Will Carry Us Home: Poetry in Motion"
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 […]Read more "My womb is not a burial site: What is motherhood to Black women facing abortion & the loss of their children?"
Why is it always about race?? she asks with feigned innocence. Again. My eye twitches. I give a half smirk, half scowl and search the ceiling for answers and strength. God? Forgive me as I wet my full lips to prepare to drop this informational bomb: Have you heard A Seat at the Table? The […]Read more "why is it always about race? : a gist"
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 […]Read more "How anti-Black colorism forces dark-skinned Black women to be nothing more than “funny” (a repost)"