When we don’t tell our stories, it allows others to write the narrative for us—or worse, exclude us entirely from it.
“This firsthand learning showed me how to be an independent thinker and that the state will stop at nothing to try to criminalize our minds and bodies.”
There cannot be spaces or talk about advancing sexual liberation without the stories and experiences of marginalized people.
With black women already fighting for our lives during pregnancy and childbirth, we now have to find the capacity to fight for our pleasure too?
A change in our policy is a step in the right direction.
Although the day after Thanksgiving is often reduced to “capitalist consumption for the un-woke masses,” it has become a favorite family tradition of time spent with two women I love.
Our Black bodies are not platforms or podiums for anyone or any movement.
If you can’t lay up with me in my bonnet, do you even deserve me in my bundles?
T.I. damn sure doesn’t need to be holding his daughters’ hymens hostage; it suggests it’s an acceptable approach to parenting and sex ed—and it’s nasty as hell.
When I learned that Harriet, too, had been a domestic worker, I wondered if this was a clue to understanding both the ways black women lead and the ways the stories of our leadership get told.