What comes to mind when you think of Cinco de Mayo? Popular US celebrations spread awful Mexican stereotypes. Here’s the real story of this holiday – and the disturbing impact of these celebrations.
Race & Ethnicity
Are any of these Islamophobic microaggressions familiar to you? Here are some of the subtle ways feminists have made this author feel unwelcome – and how they add up to a painful reality for Muslim feminists.
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.
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.
“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.
Like so many others, this author loved how Prince transcended boundaries – but transcending race? Read this to understand why we have to recognize Prince’s blackness to honor his memory.
Being fetishized and shamed as a fat, Black, queer woman is so common that this author has come up with five essential questions about dating partners. Here’s an empowering take on what it means for her to be valued in a relationship.
“I don’t have time to break down.” Can you relate to these stories of dealing with depression and suicide? Here’s what’s getting in the way of mental health support in black communities – with some ideas that can help.
“Being taken seriously meant looking the part of a well-off person.” We’re taught that wealthy people are more deserving of respect – are any of these ideas about class and “looking rich” familiar to you?