Tearing down the Walls
Up until recently, telling my story felt futile. I have had so many walls up and have now come to the realisation that there is more to lose by not telling my story. For the longest time, I believed that my story had no value. You see, my life feels ordinary. Whilst I have been through some hardships, grief and loss, I’ve never stopped to consider that these events have shaped me, or that my story might be one that others resonate with.
5 Tips for Gals Who Wanna Skate
I mean gals, not girls. If you’re a little girl, you’re too innocent to continue reading, so check out the amazing Sky Brown instead. She knows more about skateboarding than I ever will.
Better Weak Than Tired
Strength can be found wrapped around your arms, holding your hands, in between your words, and living in your head. It can be the one thing holding back a breakdown. It can be everything to you.
WandaVision and The Female Identity
WARNING: This article will contain WandaVision spoilers! If you're a Marvel fan, chances are WandaVision has consumed your waking hours with endless thoughts of mind-blowing conspiracy theories that leave you wondering what's true and what's just speculation.
How Harry Styles Subverted the Patriarchy by Wearing a Dress on the Cover of Vogue
On November 13, 2020, Harry Styles appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine wearing a dress. It wasn’t an understated dress either, but rather one with frills and a low neckline. And this wasn’t the only picture in the spread where he donned feminine clothing. In four other portraits, Styles sported skirts. These feminine stylistic choices weren’t meant to make a political statement; rather, Styles notes that he just enjoys experimenting with fashion:
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7 Travel Hacks for Women On the Go
We’ve always known that women are bold, strong, and powerful, but now the rest of the world is starting to catch up, too. More than ever, women are achieving higher career roles, starting their own businesses, or working side hustles.
Treat Yo' Self: A Self Care Gift Guide Tailored to Black Women
You were there, you know what 2020 was like. Not pretty. Black women and femmes were out there on the front lines doing what needed to be done. At the same time, we were receiving a lot of the heat. But we deserve a better tomorrow and we also deserve nice things!
The Period Stigma
I'm 21 years old and I've been having a period for the last 9 years. That's almost 470 weeks or about 3,250 days of experiencing period symptoms. Every 28 days I have to center my entire life around my period. What can I do with a pad on? How long I can do something before needing to go to the bathroom to switch out my tampon? Is my flow light enough to have sex? Is my pad visible through these pants? And don't even get me started on the period poops.
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It’s Exhausting To Smile At Men Who Sexually Harass Us
The last thing I want to do is to be sexually harassed as I walk to my car. I’ve had a hard day at work. The only thing I want to do is to go home, put my feet up, and relax.
My Ode to Femininity & Blackness
It’s not easy being female. I mean, I think every woman can attest to that. Not only are we automatically deemed the “weaker sex,” not only do we live in a patriarchy where men believe it is their RIGHT to decide what is best for women, not only are we living in an impenitent rape culture…. But, Eve had to mess around at talk to a flying serpent and screw us ALL over with cramps and monthly bloodletting! Only so that we can generate the eggs necessary to make even MORE ungrateful and privileged men who believe they can decide what’s best for women…
Before it was Fashionable
You know, about thirty years ago, my Mom worked for the City of Philadelphia as a Tax Assessor. She was good at it too. Which, at the time was a pretty good job for a single Mom of two. She told me she took a test to get a better position, because she wanted to make sure her babies had a balance meal every night after she and my Father split. My Mom says, she remembers making sure we had meat, a green vegetable, a starch and some pudding or Jell-O for dessert. Some times we ate hot dogs and bake beans a lot, but we didn’t care we like hot dogs and bake beans. Mom said, but she cared and so she knew she had to do something about that.
On My Pedestal
I was tall, and aching. His city reached up from the earth to meet me an hour before sunrise. What a perfect labyrinth of highways - the same city that raised my father, the city that taught me not to cry. My teeth were grinding.
What Do Booze & Washing Machines Have In Common?
Many of us learned in school about the 19th Amendment, which was passed in 1920 and gave women the right to vote across America. We also learned about the 18th Amendment, ratified in 1919, outlawing alcohol and ushering in an era known as “Prohibition.” And, we all learned about the Second Industrial Revolution, which also began in the early 1900s and was characterized by railroads, steel production, manufacturing and machinery, and electricity.
Little Black Book
The little black book The summer was always a good thing to Ranus, it reminded him of the city back home before he decided to living in a jungle would be cheaper... and besides he doesn’t even know where his family is. He was adopted by this pretty old couple since birth and they’ve only made it to 11years of being his parents. He was now alone , living on his own while trying to understand the meaning of nature. He studied the trees , the gorrilas, and the wood peckers that picked at the tree. HIs favorite bird was the bluejay. While studying birds and animals he noticed that bluejays were determined and such sweet creatures.He made that his favorite way to end the day. Year and years went by as his journals filled up more and more. He always reached in his sack to look at his parents knowing they would be so proud of him for making it this far. For every animal reminded him of how strong humans were actually built to be.
It wasn’t that dying was out of the question. It was just that her demise was always conveniently in the ever-advancing future, and envisioned by me as being under much less dramatic circumstances.
Eunice Kathleen Waymon
Eunice Kathleen Waymon, a woman with an inconsiderable amount of talent, a love for all things fine and a voice that spoke decades ahead of her time.
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