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For the First Time, My Mom is Excited About Star Wars

She was never into sci-fi—until she heard that Lupita Nyong'o and John Boyega are in the film. 

Growing Up As a Feminist in an Immigrant Family

Feminism has many faces. Toronto writer TK Matunda reflects on how to combine her Kenyan parents' traditions with her politics. 

Popaganda Episode: Growing Up Immigrant

When politicians and pundits talk about immigrants, they far too often use language that makes it seem like immigrants are… other. Not real Americans. Not able to be trusted. Their histories, experiences, and native languages, those should be pushed aside in favor of the “melting pot” of English. At the same time, stories of immigrant families are noticably absent from our pop culture. While...

African American Women Worked As Some of NASA's First Computers

Back when "computers" referred to people.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Abby Wambach, violence against sex workers, and Syrian refugees. 

My 10 Favorite Albums from Female-Fronted Bands in 2015

Music writer Jordannah Elizabeth shares her picks, from Bjork to FKA twigs. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Beyonce feminism, Eric Garner, and Beth Ditto's clothing line. 

I Read 50 Books by Women of Color This Year!

If you don't seek out new voices, it's easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors.

An A-Z Guide to Being a Muslim Ally

In the face of rising Islamophobia, a Muslim American writer shares 26 things you can do to help. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Clinton, TV, and cultural appropriation. 

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