ZORA
Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

HONORING BLACK SERVICEMEMBERS

Harriet Tubman statue on display in Cambridge, MD | Photo Credit | Harriet Tubman Museum

Learning about Black people’s history is controversial in America because these stories aren’t always rosy. Perhaps that’s why we never read about Black veterans in school. See, from Black folks’ perspective, there has always been an unspoken ban on critically evaluating race in American classrooms, and the only thing changing…

BLACK LIVES MATTER

People holding photos of George Floyd and Ahmaud Abery | Photo Credit | Getty Images

The story of Ahmaud Arbery’s death sits like a heavy rain cloud over the American conscious. And for Black people, it feels like the sky is falling all over again. After all, we’ve seen so many cases where justice is delayed and then categorically denied.

On February 23, 2020, 25-year-old…

CULTURE TRIP

Tweet Credit @NitemareOnBeeSt | A "Black Version" of the Squid Game Doll

SPOILER ALERT: This essay goes into detail about Netflix’s Squid Game.

Like many of you, I've spent the last few weeks immersed in a bright, colorful world of the South Korean dystopian drama Squid Game. This 9-episode series smashed expectations and has become Netflix's biggest series release ever. …

Jay Nelson Blackfishing alongside Nicki Minaj | Photo Credit | Nicki Minaj Twitter Account

So, Nicki Minaj is playing with fire once again. A few weeks back, she found herself in the hot seat after spreading false information about vaccines. That’s wild because Black people are more likely to die of COVID, so spreading these lies hurt the Black community. …

RACE + CINEMA

Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga in ‘Passing,’ a film adapted from a book and produced by Rebecca Hall | Credit | Netflix Trailer

“Passing,” which first aired at the 2021 Sundance Film festival, unearthed a lively story from the Harlem Renaissance era based on a novella written by Nella Larsen and reimagined by director Rebecca Hall. …

WOMANISM + CULTURE

Megan Thee Stallion | Photo Credit | TIME Magazine

When a strong woman pulls up to the scene, people stop and take notice. However, let’s be honest for a moment. Not everyone likes what they see. From jealous glances to outright misogynoir, strong Black women get a bad rap simply for living their truth.

Megan Thee Stallion’s star-studded career…

ZORA

Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store