ZORA
Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.
Untitled Portrait #1 from Simphiwe Ndzube’s Collection

T H E W H I T E M I R RO R

“We don’t understand you? Who can understand you, I wonder?..Don’t imagine such nonsense, child, and thank your good fortune that you have been received here. Are you not in a warm room, and in society from which…

DEAR ZORA

You’re not going to like what I have to say about booze. (Illustration: Aum/RawPixel)

In my opinion and experience as a personal performance and life mastery coach, the best time to start preparing for a new year is the October before. That means you should have started tying up 2021’s loose ends two months ago, and by now, you should be easing into 2022…

Photo of a person holding a sing that reads “My body, my choice” in Spanish.
Photo by Malvestida Magazine on Unsplash. Sign reads “My body, my choice.”

Donald Trump was clear about his intentions to appoint three conservative Supreme Court justices while he was in office: he wanted them to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 precedent that established a constitutional right to abortion. Last week, when the court heard arguments that could strike down the constitutional…

SPIRIT MEDICINE

The Sanctuary card by Ethony.

Where can you retreat to when the tides flowing are too much to bear? When you’re in desperate need of inner peace? Where is your safe space?

For me, it’s my altar space, which has changed many, many times over the years. When I think back throughout time, we’ve all…

RACISM + EDUCATION

Photo by Freddy Kearney on Unsplash

First, before we get into motivations for book burning and censorship, let me first say that burning books in 2021 is one of the silliest aberrations of conservative think tanks. It's not like back in the day where words only lived on delicate pages caged within a hard body. We…

Across the Pond

Artist Theo Ponchaveli paints a mural of the likeness of Ahmaud Arbery in Dallas.Tony Gutierrez/AP

I still feel numb.

Yeah, I know I should feel a sense of relief that those three white supremacist vigilantes will die in prison for murdering Ahmaud Arbery. But I don’t cause they still living and he’s dead.

Maybe I am still stuck on how Kyle Rittenhouse got away with…

Yes, Oprah Winfrey gave Dr. Oz a platform, but does that mean she is responsible for his actions or that she owes the Black community anything?

London, United Kingdom — March 13, 2018: Oprah Winfrey attends the European Premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ at BFI IMAX in London, England.

Yesterday, Black Twitter and others ripped Oprah Winfrey apart after Dr. Oz announced his plans to run as a Republican for an open U.S…

SPIRIT MEDICINE

This week’s spiritual guidance asks you to lean into your ancestors and make a move on your future.

The Uhambo, or chariot card, from the Akamara tarot deck.

“What you seek will always find you.”

Carry those words with you this week. Last week’s Spirit Medicine message of rest and recovery hit the nail on the head because this week…

ZORA

Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

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