Tenderness is often treated like “oversensitivity” or weakness – but these wonderful insights show how being tender with ourselves and others can be exactly what we need.
Ever heard that gentrification can change neighborhoods in a “positive” way? Here’s why it’s dangerous to think gentrification is inevitable, or even a sign of progress.
Have you ever encountered white guilt like this author did? Here are four good reasons why this author says “I can’t and won’t prioritize white tears, anger, and guilt.”
This author’s experience after the Charleston church shooting showed them why black-only spaces are as necessary as ever. These reasons leave no doubt.
“They’re not used to seeing people like us here.” Can you relate to this feeling?
Do these answers change anything about your approach to racial justice?
We can relate to this – solidarity in our movements, but hurting each other in our personal lives. Can you?
The butch/femme binary can come in small boxes of how we’re “supposed” to be. Here’s some of the damage those boxes can bring – is any of it familiar to you?
“Are you a boy or a girl?” For many of us, there’s no simple way to explain our gender – and that can be a difficult and lonely place to be. Read this author’s moving coming out story to see how anyone is capable of making assumptions about gender that are limiting and invalidating. Have you made those assumptions? Read on to expand your thinking.
Ever been told you’re “too sensitive” about oppression? After microaggressions and other moments that are supposedly “no big deal,” many of us are expected to swallow our feelings and move on. That expectation shows a lack of empathy for the histories of oppressed people. This article shows that your sensitivity is not a weakness, but a powerful source of change.