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Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

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Now might be a good time to tell your family to fuck off.

Well, folks, it's that time of year again––the holidays. It's the time of year when you not-so-gleefully indulge in 30 pounds of ham over a belaboring three-week period even though you swore off meat ten months ago. It's your aunt's bourbon-glazed ham, and she's made it every year for as…

Safety is a fundamental need, and families set the foundation of our safety, but sometimes family isn’t our safe space

We’re coming upon what is perhaps the most notorious time of the year, the holiday season. There are usually two camps of people during the holiday season, those who love it and those who don’t. For those who love this time of year, gathering with family is one of the…

I took the plunge and stopped relaxing my hair a few years ago, and I haven’t looked back

The entitlement of White men is notorious and well-documented. They think nothing of laying claim to land they just sailed their ships up to and forcing their religion upon other cultures they haven’t deigned to understand. Also, boat shoes. Therefore, it should not surprise you to hear that after spending…

An Alternative Opinion

Perhaps wanting a smile from a Sista is no different than expecting a head nod from another Black man.

“Smile, girl.”

When the words fell out of the mouth of whatever random man I passed on the street, I would feel as though a match was lit in my chest.

I would look up to this stranger, only then becoming conscious of my face. A face that, up until…

My Pen Is Mighty

How to know if your ‘cheap’ dinner or over-the-top extravaganza bodes well for a budding relationship

Throughout the years, I have heard some wild first-date stories. I’ve also heard some of the most romantic tales ever. And, of course, I’ve had my share of dates where the guy was so embarrassingly cheap that he shouldn’t have been allowed to ever enter a restaurant again.

Now, before…

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