For Black Girls Who Are Tired, but Rest Isn’t Enough

I'm exhausted. My mother tells me to slow down. Drink more water. Cut back on the things. Limit time on social media. Go to the gym I’m passionate about. However seems like the work keeps stacking and stacking. I step back and scale it back then feel guilty. Like the crack of thunder, or flash … Continue reading For Black Girls Who Are Tired, but Rest Isn’t Enough

An Open Essay to My Encounters With White Feminism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qqve74iKW4 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 at your school, by … Continue reading An Open Essay to My Encounters With White Feminism

The Argument Against Liberal Feminism’s Relevance in 2019

Liberal feminism (often interchangeable with humanist feminism 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, movements have broadened their scopes to allow for the inclusion of women of color, queer women, transwomen, and folks … Continue reading The Argument Against Liberal Feminism’s Relevance in 2019

Masculinity Over Everything

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 sustainable resistance. With this resistance, will come reactions, some healthy … Continue reading Masculinity Over Everything

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

"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 on through the media more than any other ethnicity … Continue reading How Policies Around Gender Binaries Affect the Representation of The Black Womxn’s Olive Within Family Planning Commercials

A Look into the Black Women Behind Intersectionality

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 mammies, the House Negroes, the women who fought, struggled and clawed our way into the light. We as Black women have been … Continue reading A Look into the Black Women Behind Intersectionality

Black Women are Being Left Out of the Conversation Surrounding Human Trafficking

According to The Root, Cyntoia Brown's biological mother faced sexual abuse, poor mental health, and addiction to drugs and alcohol, which led to her diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome. After running away from her adoptive parents, then 16-year-old Brown was forced into prostitution by a 24-year-old man who went by the nickname of “Cut-Throat”, and … Continue reading Black Women are Being Left Out of the Conversation Surrounding Human Trafficking

Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is Problematic

In the age of "wokeness," TV shows, and media alike are rushing to find a way to sell their ideas to people who are tired of the nonsense. Different shows, movies, and books try to align themselves with diversity by trying to take shortcuts left and right. Producers love to add one Black character and … Continue reading Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is Problematic

Havana Chapman-Edwards is the Student Activist We Need Right Now

7-year-old student activist Havana Chapman-Edwards (@TheTinyDiplomat) was the only student at her school to participate in the 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 Nupol Kiazolu, Naomi Wadler, and … Continue reading Havana Chapman-Edwards is the Student Activist We Need Right Now

A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors

After delivering a speech at a March For Our Lives demonstration in Richmond, VA about the significance listening to Black youth in the fight for gun violence prevention, I was offered the opportunity to write for the ACLU of Virginia’s to share my thoughts on juvenile justice, racial justice and womanism. I was then invited … Continue reading A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors