I remained more invisible than I realized under a giant queer umbrella that I thought conveyed my truth, not realizing the extent to which no one could see it.
This article was originally published on The Huffington Post and republished here with the author’s permission. What does it mean to be a white ally for racial justice? Is it sharing a Jordan Edwards hashtag on twitter? Publicly decrying a lack of judicial justice every time a Black man is murdered by the police? Passing […]
For me, one of the scariest parts of student organizing was realizing the school or institution I had put trust into was actually working against me. The first time I realized my beloved institution, Spelman College, was simply a cog in the system was after my participation in a sexual violence protest after the “Raped […]
Too often in communities of color, instead of creating solidarity, our differences serve to further divide us and sustain colorism, or the idea and practice that gives lighter-skinned people more privilege and fairer treatment. Because whiteness is placed on a pedestal across communities and cultures, it should come as no surprise that those who can […]
The idea of a space where justice is a priority is amazing. So, when Muslim women like myself enter feminist or social justice-oriented spaces, it is often our hope that these spaces will be amazing. But does it actually pan out that way? I, for one, have had difficulty finding spaces where I’m not forced […]
As I get older, making new friends within the LGBTQ+ community becomes more difficult. My 30-year-old self rarely seeks out kindred spirits on the dance floor because my body just won’t allow for it. In addition, queer-friendly spaces that aren’t nightclubs are rapidly shutting down due to gentrification. This bothers me because building accountable and […]