Even if you know how cultural appropriation adds to racism, you might still be wondering how to make sure you don’t appropriate someone else’s culture. These questions can keep you from making a hurtful mistake.
“You’re wearing that? You’re so brave!” It’s possible to fat shame someone without meaning to – so look out for these sneaky phrases that can cause more harm than good.
“I thought I was weak.” Growing up, this author was told they were a boy, and to “act like one.” Here are some of the painful ways society pushes boys, men, and people who identify with masculinity away from mental health care.
If you’re a woman of color, you might recognize these dating challenges. This author is a South Asian Muslim woman – and here are her honest reflections on why she doesn’t date white men.
Have you ever known a child who was labeled a “bad kid”? It’s a damaging label – and this author saw it happen to a child on day two of kindergarten. Here’s why we need shift the common idea that some kids are just bad.
If you rated your math and science skills, do you think a gender bias would influence your rating? Here’s a break-down of how the idea of who’s a “nerd” contributes to the gender gap in STEM fields like tech – and what to do about it.
“It happened to me, but I am not alone.” These survivors have different experiences with sexual assault – and they’ve all had people say horrible things to them afterwards. This is a powerful example of survivors standing together in their truth.
“You have the right to be recognized in your communities.” If you’re a queer, working class woman, you’re living at the intersections of many forms of oppression. Here’s a a powerful reclamation of the rights you deserve.
“It’s okay to live your truth exactly how it looks.” From an early age, this author didn’t feel right trying to fit the binary of “man” or “woman.” This is a moving story of connecting with identity outside of society’s norms.
With Coachella just passed and more festivals on the way, it’s time to talk about “Native-inspired” music festival fashion. These perspectives will make you think twice before reaching for the fake headdress.