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East LA yoga studio is for ALL the people

Earlier this year, XOJane published a piece by a white woman who attended the same yoga class as a fat black woman. The piece centered on how worried she was for the poor black woman, who–she assumed–must have felt horribly uncomfortable and unskilled as she attempted to perform the poses the yoga instructor described. It was a patronizing and racist, and an unfortunate reminder that yoga studios are often set up to serve very thin, white, wealthy, and heteronormative people. Sesali wrote about the piece, noting that “being fat in spaces that are created to bring attention to the body can seem like breeding grounds for microaggressions and hurt feelings.”

Now imagine a ...

Earlier this year, XOJane published a piece by a white woman who attended the same yoga class as a fat black woman. The piece centered on how worried she was for the poor black woman, ...

Frida celebrates Cinco de Mayo

8 feminist ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Happy Drinco de Mayo! Today plenty of people around the country are getting drunk on behalf of Mexicans, a sweet and thoughtful gesture. Unfortunately, drinking lots of tequila is not enough to change the racism and xenophobia plenty of Mexicans and other Latinxs face in the U.S. But never fear feminists! Since we have decided that a somewhat arbitrary battle between France and Mexico is a day worth celebrating, let’s celebrate it Feministing style, shall we? Here are 8 ways you can honor Cinco de Mayo:

Happy Drinco de Mayo! Today plenty of people around the country are getting drunk on behalf of Mexicans, a sweet and thoughtful gesture. Unfortunately, drinking lots of tequila is not enough to change the racism and xenophobia ...

You’ve probably never heard of this woman. But you’re living her legacy.

Happy Women’s History Month! Today I’d like to share with you the story of one woman who was challenging norms around race, gender, and class before it got cool.

Juana Briones was one of the first woman pioneers here on the Best West Coast of the United States. She lived throughout the Bay Area and her experiences as a woman of color living in California speak deeply to many of the movements for change happening today. Hers is a history that needs to be taught in schools and to our politicians. Maybe then Arizona would not be able to ban Mexican-American Studies, or Texas would support Mexican-American Studies as an option for schools. Maybe then, our politicians would understand what immigrants mean ...

Happy Women’s History Month! Today I’d like to share with you the story of one woman who was challenging norms around race, gender, and class before it got cool.

Juana Briones was one of the first woman pioneers ...