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From Prodigy Activist to Young-Adult Author: Marley Dias is Ready to Pave the Path Forward

Marley Dias has interviewed Hillary Clinton, Misty Copeland, and Ava DuVernay; served as ELLE.com's inaugural editor-in-residence; spoken at the White House’s United State of Women Conference; and next spring she’ll release her first book, an activist guide to help young people turn their passions into social action. Dias is 12 years old.

The Super Bowl Commercials—It's Not Such a Small World After All

This current administration forces us to question everything around us, even the commercials we watch.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: This Is Why Critiques of Beyoncé's Pregnancy Photos Are Racist

Today we're reading about tech companies, "good girls," and Law & Order: SVU.

Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban

Though Donald Trump is himself transphobic and homophobic, he can get on the side of LGBTQ rights when it’s convenient.

Champagne, Sequins, and Male Tears: "Z" Season One Roundtable for Two

Z follows the Fitzgeralds through their bumpy marriage, their flapper-artist lifestyle, and party after party after party.

New Music Monday: Kelsey Lu

Kelsey Lu is a singer, guitarist, cellist and songwriter, and somehow manages to be even greater than the sum of even those impressive parts. 

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: This Photo Looks Familiar

Today we're reading about Melissa McCarthy, Hamilton, and abortion.

The Self as Specimen: On "All the Lives I Want" and Feminine Feelings

Alana Massey’s debut collection holds a mirror to our celebrity obsessions and our hesitations toward women making art about themselves.

 

Black Venus Rising: The Symbolism of Beyoncé's Pregnancy Photos

Anyone who has seen Lemonade can tell you that Beyoncé is fond of bending symbols to her will.

BitchTapes Super Bowl Sunday

I'll try not to let my hearty anti-Patriots fervor affect this playlist of music from the regions participating in the Super Bowl this weekend. 

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