Queer Windows in Dembow Music

By Princess Jiménez •  In the Dominican Republic, where supposedly moral society and the Church often espouse virulent homophobia and transphobia, an unusual alliance has appeared among the very poorest: singers and producers of popular music genre Dembow are working with queer people and trans women, who have become huge stars in their own right. Princess … Continue reading Queer Windows in Dembow Music

Havana Chapman-Edwards on Student Activism and Black Girl Magic

By Stephanie Younger •  7-year-old student activist Havana Chapman-Edwards (@TheTinyDiplomat) was the only student at her school to participate in the national school walkout to honor the victims of the 1999 Columbine school shooting. Her story went viral and captured the attention of CNN, Refinery29, The Washington Post, USA Today and more. With her honorees … Continue reading Havana Chapman-Edwards on Student Activism and Black Girl Magic

The Movement Demanding Justice For Marcus-David Peters

By Stephanie Younger •  A week ago, I met Princess Blanding at an art build for the upcoming National March For Justice and Reformation for Marcus-David Peters. I recently had a conversation with Blanding about how the police murder of her brother, Marcus-David Peters, pushed her into activism. Stephanie Younger: What is the story behind … Continue reading The Movement Demanding Justice For Marcus-David Peters

Patrisse Cullors on Art, Intersectionality, and Her Memoir

By Stephanie Younger •  On June 11, 2018, I had the unforgettable experience of meeting Patrisse Cullors, briefly after she accepted the “Next Generation Award” at the ACLU National Membership Conference. Cullors is an organizer, writer and artist who co-founded Black Lives Matter and founded Dignity and Power Now. I recently interviewed the freedom fighter … Continue reading Patrisse Cullors on Art, Intersectionality, and Her Memoir

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