For Struggling Writers Of Color

This work has always been more necessary than it has been pretty. That fact is nothing new. However, as resisting oppressive institutions becomes more and more pop culturized and spaces designated for revolutionaries and revolutionary ideas are gentrified beyond recognition, the status of being a writer of color has become increasingly more lonely and much …

Moonrise by Kaliane Faye: A Poetry Collection Review & Analysis

Albeit the southwestern fatherland of Arizona is an arid dust bowl residential to desiccated tumbleweeds and a globetrotter’s “bucket list” destination of The Grand Canyon, a burgeoning twenty-something prose wordsmith is likewise domiciled within its sundry townships. Kaliane Faye, scribe to the time-honored literary craftsmanship of poetry, is, consequently, an artisan to her freshly published …

High School Feminist: Asking For It?

TW: mentions of sexual assault and rape culture     So any self-proclaimed teenage feminist knows school is a cesspool of sexism. From irritating boys to haughty teachers, we face sexist comments and uncomfortable situations all the time. For example, I just started my third year of high school on August 9th, and I was extremely …

The Importance Of Taboo Topics In South Asian Societies

A very taboo topic in South Asian societies is the topic of masturbation. In fact, young brown girls and boys weren’t even told about masturbation, let alone have gotten the “sex talk.” There was no talk about periods, porn, masturbation, or sex. This is because we come from generations of brown families whose childhoods were …

The Aftermath Of Leaving A Toxic Relationship

Let me start by saying that I’ve had my fair share of toxic relationships. Starting with family members that normalized that behavior for me to the point that I didn’t realize that the patterns I had been subjected to weren’t normal until I was on my own and had distanced myself. Toxic household carried into …

5 Signs You Are In A Toxic Friendship

For some reason, toxic friendships between two or more girls are never talked about. There are hundreds of stories, songs, and poetry about going through and healing from heartbreak but not nearly as many when it comes to friendships. Friendships are just as important. Girls tend to tell their friends everything from their newest love …

Heather Heyer: The Hero Who Perished Because We Were Ignorant

This week, thousands of white supremacist supporters have gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in a nearby park. Groups involved carried torches around the University of Virginia, large groups have injured counter-protesters from the University, and 20 people were involved in a car crash. …

Quotes From Black Revolutionary Women To Remind You Who You Are

Angela Davis Speaking to Crowd

Something that I have found comforting in the days following an incident of racial violence such as this latest act of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia is speaking with fellow radicals and engrossing myself in the words and writings of black, revolutionary women and femmes. #Charlottesville 9:56pm 🔘 CHANTS: “One people, one nation, end immigration” …

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