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Unapologetic. Ours. A publication from Medium for Black women.

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The Cake

A few lessons I’ve learned from the generations before me

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Illustrations: Mary Vertulfo

White men do not own the English language, and no one should be held up to this standard to be understood


In a world where one’s natural beauty is called into question, I’ve decided to set my own standards

Illustration: Jane Yeon


How a Black trans asylum-seeker is fighting for her freedom

Illustration: Carmen Deñó


This Black-woman centered collective provides a space for us to reflect, grow, and receive pleasure

Illustration: D’Ara Nazaryan


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Coming from a multiracial background can leave some students feeling isolated


An illustrated graphic featuring various text such as: #Blackipino, #Blaxican, #Hapa, #Blasian.
An illustrated graphic featuring various text such as: #Blackipino, #Blaxican, #Hapa, #Blasian.

Radical changes in U.S. demographics are reinventing what it means to be multiracial


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Proving who you are, and having others accept you as such, can be frustrating


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Hint: It’s not where you might expect


Photo: Manana Kvernadze/EyeEm/Getty Images

A look at the stereotypes that inform our expectations

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