A List of Resources for Intersectionalty & Anti-Racism

Books Ain’t I a Woman? by bell hooks (1981) In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker (1983) Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (1984) Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks (1984) Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement by Kimberle Crenshaw (1995) Are Prisons Obsolete? by … Continue reading A List of Resources for Intersectionalty & Anti-Racism

A Call-to-Action to “Well-Intentioned” White Liberals in the Capital of the Confederacy

By Stephanie Younger • On June 3rd, I spoke in front of a crowd comprised of thousands of protesters at the Lee Statue in Richmond, Virginia. I began by sharing an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” (the part where he said that he is “gravely disappointed with the white … Continue reading A Call-to-Action to “Well-Intentioned” White Liberals in the Capital of the Confederacy

Analysis: The Movement that Cancelled R. Kelly

By Stephanie Younger • CW: This article has descriptions of sexual violence. Could a hashtag topple the career of a popular artist? Hashtags have the power to raise social consciousness about the exploitation of marginalized communities, to give them a platform that influences public discourse, and to ultimately change the status quo. Notably, “#MuteRKelly” was … Continue reading Analysis: The Movement that Cancelled R. Kelly

In Response to the Backlash Against “Karen” Memes

By Stephanie Younger •  In late January, during my break in between college lectures, I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I suddenly came across a blog post, in which the author, a white woman, claims that “Karen” memes are “misogynistic,” and make white women feel “marginalized,” and “invisible,” and as though their … Continue reading In Response to the Backlash Against “Karen” Memes

Why This New Black Female Voter Should not be Forced to “Vote Blue No Matter Who”

By Stephanie Younger •  When I learned that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden won 10 states on Super Tuesday on March 3rd, I couldn’t help but think of his political legacy of fighting for segregation, and enforcing the criminalization of Black and Brown communities. Appalled by the amount of Virginians that chose Biden in this … Continue reading Why This New Black Female Voter Should not be Forced to “Vote Blue No Matter Who”

Analysis: The Ways we Talk About Gender Stereotypes Do not Represent the Struggles we All Go Through

By Stephanie Younger •  Do the ways we talk about gender stereotypes represent the struggles we all go through? In Katherine Toland Frith and Barbara Mueller’s article entitled, “Advertisements Stereotype Women” written for the book, “Advertising and Societies: Global Issues,” they write about how the media degrades women and girls. Gender stereotypes obviously affect women … Continue reading Analysis: The Ways we Talk About Gender Stereotypes Do not Represent the Struggles we All Go Through