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)"
By Sarah Meron The summer I turned 10 years old, I went on holiday to a beach town somewhere in France with my auntie and uncle. I remember arriving at the beach and plopping myself excitedly on my beach towel, one of those white ones with blue stripes. The sun felt snug and delicious on… It’s […]Read more "Tanning as a Black Woman (a reblog)"
Dear Brave Ones, I am deeply sorry for your tragic losses. The world is still broken. I should tell you that something crashed into my heart, when almost a year apart, I learned that you were drafted into a small, unfortunate fraternity: Family of Black victims killed by the police. The scenario is too […] via […]Read more "A Letter to the Families of Philando Castile and Charleena Lyle (a repost)"
My very existence is defiance. ❤Read more "To Be Black and Woman and Alive"
P.S. This was written + performed before the whole American Airlines incident, which, in my opinion, absolutely exemplifies what she was conveying in this piece. Felt. Every fucking word. ❤Read more "angry black woman"