I woke up today, watched the news, and proceeded to turn off the television in disgust. Again. In the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, a full on shitstorm of latent, inherent, societal misogyny has followed. I suppose it is to be expected. One cannot sneeze these days without the sound and consistency being pulled apart in partisan bickering.
I recently fell down the YouTube rabbit hole and came across a great, hour long documentary about Marsha P. Johnson. I'd known her impact from studies in college, but there's a power in hearing her own voice tell her story. For... Continue Reading →
“I’d like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts. That’s how I’d like to be remembered.”
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”-Audre Lorde I've dealt with serious, chronic illnesses for over half of my life. One of the hardest lessons I had to learn, in... Continue Reading →
Ida B. Wells-Barnett is one of America's most ardent Civil Rights activists. A staunch supporter of the rights of African Americans and Women, she co-founded the National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As a journalist and non-fiction... Continue Reading →
In 1583, with the backdrop of European powers consolidating power and the ascendency of the Atlantic slave trade, a powerhouse queen, Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande was born. The daughter of King ngola Kia Samba and Guenguela Cakombe, and by... Continue Reading →