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Morgan Sankofa9 hours ago
Who Is Sister Sadie?
So I know the reference "Sister Sadie" from the Nina Simone song "Mississippi Goddam." It has the line "Yes, you lied to me all these years you told me to wash and clean my ears, and talk real fine ju...
The "Angry" Black Women
I went to school in a historically racist, predominantly white school district for my entire K-12 education. I've seen racism in many different shades, with many different faces. But one that I think ...
Krista Bender3 days ago
My Struggle with Loving the Woman in the Mirror
All throughout my life, I was tiny. Although a size one who ate plenty, I was not immune to the "you look sorta anorexic" jab. My once high metabolism and eight years of dance were to thank for that. ...
Cassie Valencia5 days ago
I Own My Body
I don't even know where to start this. I have been so disgusted today with the news about new abortion laws and the continued efforts that Old White Men continue to put in policing MY body and the bod...
teisha leshea6 days ago
All Patients Aren't Treated Equal
"I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. Hippocratic Oath—Modern Version....
An Open Letter
My first week of college, I was raped. For the longest time, I could not bring myself to say that I was raped. I started off by denying that it had ever happened to me. Yet when I finally did begin to...
Dominique Ziehl6 days ago
Why Is This Still Okay?
objectification |əbˌjektəfəˈkāSH(ə)n| noun 1. the action of degrading someone to the status of a mere object. Most of society can agree that objectification is harmful in some way or another to everyo...
Izzy Galloway7 days ago
A Letter to Men, and Probably Some Women Too
Do you know what it’s like to be terrified of entitled men and what they are capable of if they want something? That something being your body, specifically. A man in a room full of women is excited a...
Drea Williams9 days ago
Where Do Broken Hearts Go?
Too little to take.