How Gender Stereotypes Intersect with Racism

According to the African American Policy Forum, Black girls were six times more likely to be suspended than white girls in the 2011-2012 school year. Photo by Phuong Tran/ACLU of Virginia. By Stephanie Younger •  Do the ways we talk about gender stereotypes represent the struggles we all go through? In Katherine Toland Frith and … Continue reading How Gender Stereotypes Intersect with Racism

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

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

By Traycee Truth • 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 group I … 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

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 that is too often overlooked. … 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

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 for gun violence prevention. … Continue reading Reflecting on Intersectionality One Year After The March For Our Lives

Living at the Intersections of Anti-Black Racism and Queerphobia

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 feelings to the bottom of … Continue reading Living at the Intersections of Anti-Black Racism and Queerphobia

Black Youth Have Been Combating Gun Violence for Generations

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 committee of Richmond’s National School Walkout and conveyed why … 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

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 for the inclusion of women of color, queer women, transwomen, … Continue reading Reconstruction Over Reformation: The Argument Against Liberal Feminism’s Relevance in 2019

What Armed Teachers and Increased Police Presence Means for Black Youth

By Mei-Ling Ho-Shing •  On February 14 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 holding my classmate's hand, in prayer and in fright. … Continue reading What Armed Teachers and Increased Police Presence Means for Black Youth