October 19, 2013

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Natural hair dolls? Love it!

I could have definitely used this when I was growing up. There’s a line of dolls geared towards black girls and they sport natural hair styles! Yes. Natural. Hair. Styles. Natural Girls & Women United makes custom ethnic dolls, which are designed to “bring a positive view of what ethnic beauty is,” according to the […]

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October 14, 2013

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Reconsider Columbus Day

Seeing that it’s Happy Genocide/Colonialism Day Columbus Day, I thought I’d once again post the video asking people to rethink what this holiday truly means in the annals of history. And if you’re still not convinced of the evils of Christopher Columbus, take a look at this general overview.

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October 9, 2013

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America is still obsessed with the afro

The New York Times recently decided to take whiteness on a virtual trip to the exotic. In two pieces in the last week or so, the newspaper has published one op-ed and one article on black natural hair, specifically the complicated, peculiar Afro! The article explores how people are now starting to view black people […]

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October 5, 2013

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Feminism doesn’t want me and I don’t want feminism

I have already denounced my allegiance to feminism, so some of you may find what I’m about to write as redundant and unnecessary. There are times when I need to stay away from Twitter. Everyone’s favorite feminist Roseanne Barr once again laid bare her transphobia for all the world to see. Myself and a few […]

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September 22, 2013

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Black women don’t owe you shit

A Twitter encounter yesterday got me thinking about how most white women I encounter somehow demand that I be of service to them — and how this assumed privilege leads to the inherent mistrust black women have of white women. Essentially, a white woman responded to a status I retweeted 3 weeks ago, and demanded […]

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