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  • Tammy Reese
    Published about 4 hours ago
    Black Women Need Peace

    Black Women Need Peace

    We as Black Women have so much to deal with. Our children, significant others, parents, bills, pets, plants, house chores, work duties and so much more all need constant attention. It's life right? Yes, but we often too many times forget we need attention too! We may have the best support system in our siblings, parents, friends, co workers, and significant others. Our tribe may check on us every day. Yet we sometimes forget we must check on our selves. We have to make sure we take the time out of each day to see how are we feeling physically , mentally , spiritually , and financially. Kings lead and Queens stand beside, or behind our Kings, but Sis let's face it... it's us with the drive to handle it all and a lot of us do handle it all alone. If you are a single parent or if you have someone you are spending your life with it's us Queens that have a heavy weight on our shoulders because we know our men are so targeted, so oppressed that we try to take so much pressure off of them so they can lead and live peaceful lives as possible. This doesn't take away our happiness and peace we love to cater to our men and uplift them daily . Our Kings hold the household down, often are the major breadwinners, and decision makers. But still we be knowing what needs to be done and we get it done right ? We are so stereotyped to be strong at all times and never publicly show our emotions when sad or angry . It's levels of course to expressing any emotion, still we need to break the cycle and end the stigma and release what is in our souls, hearts and minds. Holding raw emotions in is not good for our mental health. If you are stressed , worried , or depressed Sis express that. Don't be ashamed , you know why? Because everyone on the planet felt those exact same feelings before. We are just the ones judged when we express it. I am so tired of us being looked at as angry black women when someone insults us and we check them on it. No we are not angry black women, we are black women who happens to get angry sometimes just like everyone else.
  • Heather Wilkins
    Published about 21 hours ago
    100 years of Women's Suffering

    100 years of Women's Suffering

    1792, Mary Wollstonecraft publishes Vindication of the Rights of Women.
  • Shallom Kimanzi
    Published 2 days ago
    WE AREN’T THE PROBLEM.
  • Becca Harrington
    Published 2 days ago
    When did feminism become 'trendy'?

    When did feminism become 'trendy'?

    I have been a passionate intersectional feminist for years now, having learned more about the history of the movement at university. I probably have a conversation about feminism every single day, and am constantly trying to learn more and enlighten others too. It's amazing to see the movement grow, develop and gain interest from mainstream media and news outlets. The word 'feminist' seems to be on the lips of girls younger and younger as each new year comes, and more women are beginning to the don the title with pride. So when this powerful f-word grew across the media landscape, why was the last place I probably expected to see it be in our shops?
  • Kristina
    Published 2 days ago
    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: WHAT THE LATEST BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE IS TRULY ABOUT
  • Paula C. Henderson
    Published 2 days ago
    Statues of Real Women Who Lived

    Statues of Real Women Who Lived

    Statues in the United States that Honor Women
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 days ago
    Sarah Cooper for President
  • Jules Fortman
    Published 3 days ago
    How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacay—Even #WhileBleeding

    How to Make the Most of Your Summer Vacay—Even #WhileBleeding

    I thrive in the summertime. Maybe it’s because I was born in August, but I have always felt like the best version of myself in the sunshine and hot air. There’s something about the long days and late sunsets that encourages me to make the most of every day. Summer offers newfound optimism-- adventure awaits around every corner. If I were Mother Nature, I would see no reason for any other season.
  • Leighton Beck
    Published 6 days ago
    Women at Work

    Women at Work

    Misogyny. Even the sound of it is unpleasant when you say it. However, you can’t fully imagine how unpleasant this word really is until you have experienced the type of situations where it is applied. Here I will be sharing examples of what it’s like for a woman to work in a misogynistic business based off of situations I have experienced, or witnessed. As you read I Would appreciate it if you would respect that these are real situations that have happened to real women, and not to belittle or dismiss them.