I remember when the Episode of Gabourey Sidibe’s sex scene on empire aired on television 2 years ago. The amount of vitriol that rained down on her was unbelievable. People … Continue Reading For The Fat Girls Who Like To Get Naked On Instagram
I just want to know, what does it look like to live in a society in which a woman’s body is really hers, not the land of men’s Manifest Destiny fantasies. What’s a world in which Bill Cosby’s TV legacy doesn’t take precedence over justice? What’s a world in which a girl’s breast don’t have to be burned to protect her from predatory men?
“unconditional love is love that is accountable, and hold you accountable” Tiq Milan
I was listening to an NPR segment a few days ago, and one of the journalists said (paraphrased), “when we have discussion in the media about health issues, we get … Continue Reading On This International Day of Peace, Let’s Try Something New: Learn to Listen.
“Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. This is the quote that is the most shared every time a black person becomes a … Continue Reading Love is The Answer to Oppression: Day 4 of #31DaysofSelfCompassion
This is the Fashion Guide You’ve Been Waiting For: How to Do Away With Racism, By Dressing Respectably. 1950s edition.
Get in Formation, Get fabulous, Get Fierce, Get fearless
Living as a transgender person is not always an easy experience and we as cis-gendered folks have to do our best to not be another emotional burden. It’s really the very least we can do.
When you don’t know what to say, just sit there with them and let them cry it out.
On his way out of court, Daniel Holtzclaw can be seen mouthing to the jury, “How could you do this”? This phrase perfectly encapsulates the tragedy of this case, because … Continue Reading The Case of Daniel Holtzclaw: Respectability Politics Are An Act of Violence
Ashley Curry can absolutely wear what she pleases and I am here in solidarity, supporting her choices. But you can be sure that my solidarity extends to all women as well. All of us in our burquas, jeans, hijabs, thongs and clear heels, pantsuits or birthday suits, booty shorts or maxi dresses. #yesallwomen.
A few month ago, a video of a woman recording all the men who catcalled her went viral, sparking a conversation about catcalling as sexual harassment. Participating in this conversation … Continue Reading These Are The Conversations We Wish Men Would Have About Women
Ho’oponopono: What the Paris Attack, Refugees Crisis and #blacklivesmatter Can Teach us About Compassion
“We are responsible for and participate in the ills of the world, and an essential part of fixing the world is fixing ourselves”.
What is self-love without the safe space to explore its possibilities?
When Giuliana Rancic made her remark about Zendaya’s hair, I was appalled and hurt because as a woman, as a black woman, I understood how stereotypes affect our lives whether … Continue Reading Criticizing Giuliana Rancic Could Have Been Done Without Comments About her Body
Last night on the Oscars edition of Fashion Police, Giuliana made a comment on Zendaya’s hair saying that she looks like she smells of Patchouli oil and weed. While she … Continue Reading Why Giuliana Rancic’s Comment on Zendaya’s Hair is a Big Deal