Reconstruction Over Reformation: The Argument Against Liberal Feminism’s Relevance in 2019

Words by Roshaé M. Lowe. Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Younger. By Roshaé M. Lowe •  Liberal feminism (often interchangeable with humanist feminism1) has very little relevance today. Times have changed and gender is no longer regarded as the lone oppressive factor for women. With the rise of the theory of intersectionality, feminism has broadened its scope to allow … Continue reading Reconstruction Over Reformation: The Argument Against Liberal Feminism’s Relevance in 2019

My Confessions

Photo Courtesy of Ayiba Magazine By Kolby Whack •  I am a nonconformist. Semi conservative liberalist, Broken binary Gender role hating, Masculinity equals femininity generalist non institutionalized Institutionalized soldier 2 + 2 = 5 if you give me the paper Time is an illusion, and atoms create evens But Eve is Adam, her rib is … Continue reading My Confessions

Masculinity Over Everything

Photo Courtesy of Erin Edgerton By Chelsea Higgs Wise •  It’s been a few days since the Women’s March RVA and as motivated as I am to build; my passion is to amplify narratives of persistence for black women. I understand that dismantling the patriarchy will take bulldozers of disruption as well as barriers of … Continue reading Masculinity Over Everything

Teach Black Children to Swim

Photo of Olympic Swimmer Simone Manuel. Photo Courtesy of 2016 NBC Universal Media/LLC By Zakkiyya Anderson •  Teach our Black children to swim Take them to the ocean and show them life has no bounds Teach Black children to read and to explore more than the outside of their broken door Give them tangible hope Dreams that aren't just riddled in fables … Continue reading Teach Black Children to Swim

What You Need: My Experience Being Dismissed by my Doctor

Illustration Courtesy of Mary Syloria By Fallen Matthew •  Life just keeps getting better and better for me. I have been afflicted with inexplicable symptoms and anxiety surrounding them for the past decade—all of which were either downplayed or dismissed by my MD, an upper-middle class white man generations removed from mine, despite a CT … Continue reading What You Need: My Experience Being Dismissed by my Doctor

Why I am More Included in the Womanist Movement

Photo Courtesy of Victoria N. McGovern By Stephanie Younger •  I recently had the opportunity to be on the organizing committee of the Women's March & Expo. Today, I Delivered a Speech at this year's event. “Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.” - Alice Walker At age 13, people would rather comment … Continue reading Why I am More Included in the Womanist Movement

How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Representation of The Black Womxn’s Olive Within Family Planning Commercials

Courtesy of Shepard Fairey/Amplifier Art By Jameelah Lewis •  "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me," these are just a few that every person bullied followed by to stay strong, but the question in play here is, how do you stop a bully? It seems that African-Americans are picked … Continue reading How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Representation of The Black Womxn’s Olive Within Family Planning Commercials

5 Ways “Nice” Racism Shows Up in Progressive Communities

Photo Courtesy of John Hamilton/Visual Editor By Daylisha Reid •  I grew up in a family with liberal viewpoints. As a child I had a basic, uninformed understanding of politics: Republicans are racist and influenced policies that benefited the wealthy, and kept the poor stagnant; Democrats are not racist, they are progressive human rights influencers … Continue reading 5 Ways “Nice” Racism Shows Up in Progressive Communities

What Armed Teachers and Increased Police Presence Means for Black Youth

Photo Courtesy of Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America. By Mei-Ling Ho-Shing •  On February 14, 2018, my school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, came face-to-face with gun violence. On that day I was on the 2nd floor of the Freshman building, the same building we lost 17 of our MSD Eagles. I hid behind my teacher’s desk … Continue reading What Armed Teachers and Increased Police Presence Means for Black Youth

A Look into the Women Behind Intersectional Feminism

Photo Courtesy of Liza Donovan/Amplifer Art By Sharayah Alkire •  By Black mothers, in many forms, are a large part of our literature, movies and society in general. They are the women standing at the forefront of the civil rights movement, they are the mammys, the house negroes, the women who fought, struggled and clawed … Continue reading A Look into the Women Behind Intersectional Feminism