6 Tips For White Liberals From a Womanist

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Younger By Stephanie Younger • As a young Black female organizer, there have been times where white liberals have invited me to work with them. As time passed, I was tokenized, consistently spoken over, stereotyped. So, I wrote this for white liberals who don't understand that white privilege gives them the … Continue reading 6 Tips For White Liberals From a Womanist

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

Photo Courtesy of Phuong Tran/ACLU of VirginiaPhoto Courtesy of Teresa Younger 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 … Continue reading Analysis: The Ways we Talk About Gender Stereotypes Do not Represent the Struggles we All Go Through

Queer Windows in Dembow Music

Portrait of La Shakata Astoa. Photo Courtesy of Carlos Rodriguez By Princess Jiménez •  Promo of Mango Podcast 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 … Continue reading Queer Windows in Dembow Music

An Excerpt from the E-Book, “The Therapeutic Alliance Handbook”

Courtesy of Traycee Truth/Amazon The following excerpt is from Traycee Truth’s e-book, the Therapeutic Alliance Handbook. •  “Usually, it is customary to begin an essay/journal of this sort of measure with a precise definition regarding whiteness, yet what are the intersectionalities of this concept? Within most contemporary and progressive circles, it is assumed that the cultural … Continue reading An Excerpt from the E-Book, “The Therapeutic Alliance Handbook”

Op-Ed: The Role of Black Women in the Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Photo Courtesy of The Economist By Belan Yeshigeta •  Women have often been given the short end of the stick when it comes to equal rights, and it is no secret that African Americans are still prejudiced against to this day. The unique experience of being apart of both of these marginalized communities is one … Continue reading Op-Ed: The Role of Black Women in the Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Reflecting on Intersectionality One Year After The March For Our Lives

Courtesy of PBS Newshour By Mei-Ling Ho-Shing •  According to the Oxford Dictionaries, Intersectionality means, “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage." This term is very well-known in the fight … Continue reading Reflecting on Intersectionality One Year After The March For Our Lives

Living at the Intersections of Anti-Black Racism and Queerphobia

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Younger Third grade I remember standing in the lunch line waiting for cheap spaghetti and old milk. I would look at the other girls in line and think about how pretty they were. And then I’d tell myself to stop being gay. Stop it, stop it, stop it. I pushed those … Continue reading Living at the Intersections of Anti-Black Racism and Queerphobia

Black Youth Have Been Combating Gun Violence for Generations

Photo Courtesy of Erin Edgerton VCU Capital News Service By Stephanie Younger •  I'd like to start this article by thanking Mobilizing Youth Project and Women's March Youth Empower for inviting me to speak at the Town Hall For Gun Violence Prevention. At the town hall, I shared my story of being on the organizing … Continue reading Black Youth Have Been Combating Gun Violence for Generations

An Open Essay to My Encounters With White Feminism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qqve74iKW4 By Stephanie Younger •  To the white student activists who accused me of attacking them because I called them out for reducing my Black experience to a thing of the past; You claimed you loved the power of Black female voices, but completely dismissed my Black female voice, by saying there's not much racism … Continue reading An Open Essay to My Encounters With White Feminism

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