I first heard that comment in 8th grade. I tried to laugh it off. It was stupid, right?
We must acknowledge that Latinx folks can be anti-Black, perpetuate anti-Black racism, and can be white supremacists.
I first went to a therapist at my university’s health center during my sophomore year. I decided to go because of anxiety caused by a health scare. After I filled out a mountain of paperwork, a white male counselor did my intake. The counselor gave me some peace of mind; he assured me that I […]
This article was originally published on Woke and republished here with the author’s permission. What’s the bottom line? For trans characters in film and TV, roles seem to follow these same boring formulas: Their storylines are either entirely about being trans or are transition-focused. They are usually played by cis people, conveniently making it so […]
This article was originally published on Kajal Magazine and republished here with the author‘s permission. A few years ago, I truly believed a brown man would save me from my loneliness. It’s embarrassing to admit now, but at the time, my everyday life was shaped by this hope: if I could just find one to […]
Back in the early nineties Ma and I lived in a one bedroom apartment with crappy brown carpeting, cottage cheese ceilings, the heat thick and rising. Ma always out working while I fried up mushrooms and listened to her Diana Ross and the Supremes albums. Sometimes, the lights cut off. Back then the bills would […]
This article was originally published by Catherine Labiran. It has been lightly edited and republished here with the author’s permission. Lately, I have been preoccupied with exploring and dismantling my old definition of self-care and building a new one that is tailored to my own experience. This exploration was in part sparked by a dissatisfaction […]
Gender identity is a deeply personal issue that many people still have trouble understanding and respecting. Unlearning restrictive binary genders is a process, but one that is well worth the effort. This comic highlights the importance of looking past restrictive ideas of gender and embracing the idea that every identity is ‘real’ and deserves to […]
This article was originally published on In These Times. It has been lightly edited and republished here with the author’s permission. Ever since the earth-shaking election of Donald Trump, there have been innumerable articles arguing that Democrats brought this upon themselves by losing white, working-class voters in the Midwest. These articles have been met with […]
This article was originally published on Threads of Solidarity and was republished here with the author’s permission. Editor’s Note: While this article focuses specifically on Latinx immigration issues, we acknowledge that non-Latinx immigrants of color face similar challenges. Imagine a government that kidnaps, tortures, rapes, and kills. Now imagine one that forces people into slavery. These horrors sound like things that happen […]