The Case of the “N-Word”

A recent video of notoriously, anti-Black actress, Gina Rodriguez using the n-word has sparked another debate: Who can and who can't use the n-word? So, of course, everyone has been showing their asses this week. I wanted to weigh on this touchy subject and I have A LOT to say. When Black Americans put boundaries... Continue Reading →

Twitter is Obsessed with “Humbling” Black Women

Black women are berated for loving themselves and being loved by others. This misogynoir has been highlighted by social media outlets like Twitter. People unite to invalidate the confidence, looks, and praises of various Black women on a daily basis. The constant digs almost seem like a way to “humble” these women. Megan the Stallion’s... Continue Reading →

The Problem With “Niggerfishing”

“Niggerfishing” is the art of white women portraying themselves as Black women or racially ambiguous women on social media. It’s like “catfishing”, which means to portray yourself as a completely different person online. White women on Instagram spray tan their skin outrageously dark, overline or inject their lips, and rock cornrows on Instagram for that... Continue Reading →

My Experience with Misogynoir

Misogynoir is the combination of racism and sexism directed towards black women. This term was coined by Moya Bailey, a black queer feminist scholar. I didn’t learn about the term until about a year ago, but I’ve experienced it all of my life. Recently, I’ve been feeling more emotional about it. Sometimes I have to... Continue Reading →

The Election of Donald Trump

I am truly disgusted with America right now. How could anyone vote for this sorry excuse for a human being? This man is racist, xenophobic, and sexist. He has no respect for women and brags about forcing himself on them. He called Mexicans rapists and wants to deport them all. He made fun of a... Continue Reading →

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