What if you want to own a home, but can only afford one in an area where gentrification is displacing people? There’s no easy answer to this dilemma, but here are some places to start.
Although it’s often ridiculed and written off, fan fiction makes some serious progress when it comes to empowerment of marginalized people. It allows us to call out problematic media elements of the texts we love and subvert those narratives – leaving space to reclaim the stories. Read this piece to learn about how the world of fan fiction can be a feminist pursuit.
Can I kindly ask that you stop asking me when I’m getting married? It’s more than just annoying – asking a woman when she’s settling down actually perpetuates some pretty messed up messages we get from society. Here are six reasons to ditch that question and stop pushing people into the predetermined life path we (or society) deem fit for them.
Self-care is a revolutionary act when living in a world that tells us we—especially those of us with marginalized identities—are not worthy of care, forgiveness, and gentleness. It allows us to fight back against oppression by affirming that yes, we do deserve to feel good. We are inherently worthy of care and attention, and we shouldn’t feel guilty for it.