Appropriating Audre : On The Need to Locate the Oppressor Within Us

Appropriations of Lorde not only rob her work of nuance, sensuality, and creativity, but also fail to do what she asked most of feminist movements: to center a racial analysis in feminist and queer work.

Reverberations: History and Legacies of Resistance in Black Women’s Music

These acts of transfer, of protesting social conditions and the status quo through music, continue to remain integral to Black women’s survival and protest. Read more »

Popaganda: Who Writes Our History?

History isn't static—it's the stories we tell ourselves about the past. And that story changes depending on who's doing the telling.   Read more »

A Conversation and Constellation for Sandra Bland

The problem with talking about race and racism is that it forces us (white and non-white alike) to recognize our complicity in a far deeper problem. It would mean we are in a shared struggle not just to defeat this administration. In short, it would mean we are in a revolution. Read more »

Love as Political Resistance: Lessons from Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler

We don't learn to love in a linear path, from self to family to friends to spouse, as we might have been taught. We learn to love by loving. We practice with each other, on ourselves, in all kinds of relationships. Read more »

20 Black Women You Should Be Following Right Now

No, we don’t have all the answers. But we’ve been living and loving and creating and fighting and figuring out how to make a way out of no way longer than anybody. Here are 20 Black women activists, artists, scholars and all-around bad-asses who are showing up and showing out, speaking truth to... Read more »

Performance Anxiety: Trump and the Commodification of Dissent in the Tech Industry

Advertising “resistance” as a brand carries a number of advantages: Covering up PR problems, protecting access to talented immigrant workers, and yes, also genuinely wanting to do the right thing. Read more »

This Land Is Not Your Land: The Privatization of Public Space in the Trump Era

The move to privatize NPS land promises to serve as a way to justify the privatization of other public assets like schools, libraries, water, utilities, and even pensions and healthcare. Read more »

Some of Us are Brave—Conquering Fear and Loathing in Trump's America

I am unmotivated and unmoored. I have been since Donald J. Trump became PEOTUS last fall. And it has only gotten worse since the inauguration three weeks ago. Every day seems to bring a new blow to democracy or another threat to people like me. Read more »

Intergenerational Resistance: "This isn't any worse, it's just your turn."

“I’m 75,” my grandmother shrugged, calm and utterly unfazed. “I’ve seen worse. The thing to remember is this: if you believe in what you have to say, then you must find a way to say it. This isn’t any worse, it’s just your turn.”   Read more »

Six Ways to Take Action This Week

We’re going to have to get creative, and we’re going to have to be loud. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

A participant in a Millenial Activists United protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Photo by Aaron Banks. Amid national discussions of... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it because...

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What do our perceptions of Beyonce's feminism say about us?

From Our Archives: Who run the world? If entertainment domination is the litmus test, then all hail Queen Bey. Beyoncé. Read more »