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

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

The Story Behind “Help Not Death”

By Stephanie Younger •  At an art build for the National March For Justice and Reformation for Marcus-David Peters, I met Princess Blanding, a co-founder of Justice and Reformation, and interview her about how the murder of her brother, Marcus-David Peters galvanized her into action. Most recently, The Commonwealth Attorney of Richmond decided to not … Continue reading The Story Behind “Help Not Death”

Patrisse Khan-Cullors on Art, Intersectionality, and Her Memoir

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


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