ZORA
Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

MY PEN IS MIGHTY

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“The rules don’t apply to me.”

That’s a direct quote from Malik Wright, the infamous star quarterback on The Game, a hit television sitcom that ran from 2006 to 2015 (first on The CW, then BET) about professional football players and their enablers. …

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Author and domestic violence awareness advocate Sil Lai Abrams on the set of ‘The Story With Martha MacCallum’ at Fox News Channel studios on October 23, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

When The Breakfast Club announced that Russell Simmons would be appearing on the show, one of his most vocal accusers of sexual assault, Sil Lai Abrams, swiftly took to the internet to address the bias since neither she nor Drew Dixon nor Sherri Hines had been invited to tell their…

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Being a survivor means something different for everyone. Some people don’t even use “survivor” to describe themselves, and that’s perfectly fine. I didn’t start using it until I became engaged in activism around it. I used to call myself a “victim” of sexual assault, and many others refer to themselves…

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“They don’t protect me, they rape me,” women in green bandanas shouted at police in Mexico City on August 16 as thousands of mostly young women took to the streets to protest the alleged rape of two teenage girls by officers earlier in the month.

Sexual abuse and gender-based violence…

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It’s the mother’s voice that raises an octave when she asks why her daughter went to that party in the first place. It’s the incredulous tone given by friends when they say, “But couldn’t you have pushed him off?” And it’s the look of accusation in her father’s eyes when…

ZORA

Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

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