Barbara Sostaita

Barbara is a PhD student in Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina and the co-founder of The Not So Ivory Tower, a blog by and for women of color in academia. She writes about immigration, transnational social movements, and Latinx feminisms. You can peep her work on The Huffington Post, Latina, Vivala, Latino Rebels, and xoJane.

Posts Written by Barbara

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We are All Going to Pay for Trump’s Wall

Last week, CNN reported that the President-elect is seeking congressional funding for his proposed wall along the Mexico – U.S. border, breaking one of his most frequently and famously uttered campaign promises.

Last week, CNN reported that the President-elect is seeking congressional funding for his proposed wall along the Mexico – U.S. border, breaking one of his most frequently and famously uttered campaign promises.

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New Year, Same White Feminism: Why Glamour’s “Women” Edition Falls Short

Glamour has been getting a lot of credit for its February 2017 issue. Some of the praise is well-deserved: the issue is produced entirely by women during a time when men still dominate news media, even when it’s catered to women. But the magazine’s cover story featuring Lena Dunham is a tired tribute to white liberal feminism, something that should have been left behind in 2016. 

Glamour has been getting a lot of credit for its February 2017 issue. Some of the praise is well-deserved: the issue is produced entirely by women during a time when men still dominate news ...

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Hundreds of Women and Children Just Released From Immigrant Detention Need Support

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid organizations scrambling.

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid ...

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Here’s Some Feminist Affirmations To Brighten Your Friday

If I’m being totally honest, some days I wake up and I don’t feel that great about myself. Some mornings, I can’t even muster up the energy to get up or go about my daily routine. On days like these–and I’ll admit, today was one of those days for me–we all need to be reminded of our worth, potential, and beauty. That’s why I follow @frizzkidart on Instagram.

If I’m being totally honest, some days I wake up and I don’t feel that great about myself. Some mornings, I can’t even muster up the energy to get up or go about my daily routine. On days like ...

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