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Feministing Jamz: Honoring Selena’s legacy

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, singer, designer, actress and a huge symbol of visibility, diversity, and strength for so many Latinxs today. 

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, singer, designer, actress and a huge symbol of visibility, diversity, and strength for so many Latinxs today. 

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Bjork talks sexism: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.”

Back in 2004, when I read Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of Bjork, I was largely unaware of previous criticism of her last album, Vespertine. Ross’s profile introduced me to Bjork’s extensive and thoughtful creative process, painting a vivid portrait of the artist crafting beats and sounds on her laptop, a catalogue of tunes to weave together for the final product.

Back in 2004, when I read Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of Bjork, I was largely unaware of previous criticism of her last album, Vespertine. Ross’s profile introduced me to Bjork’s extensive and thoughtful creative ...

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Feminsting Jamz video of the week: Vernáculo by Future Brown ft. Maluca

Just shortly after publishing Jamz’ Best Feminist Music Videos of 2014 list, the consistently brilliant Future Brown — with the help of Jamz fave Maluca — put out a video that definitely should have made the cut. Sigh. I should have known — last year Beyoncé released her visual album the day after that year’s list

Just shortly after publishing Jamz’ Best Feminist Music Videos of 2014 list, the consistently brilliant Future Brown — with the help of Jamz fave Maluca — put out a video that definitely should have made the ...

Some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest works may have actually been written by his wife

According to a new documentary about to premiere in London, some of the most famous works by the “father of all harmony,” Johann Sebastian Bach, might have actually been composed by his wife, Anna Magdalena. 

According to a new documentary about to premiere in London, some of the most famous works by the “father of all harmony,” Johann Sebastian Bach, might have actually been composed by his wife, Anna Magdalena. 

No Type: Trap Feminism Pt. 2

I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that I had been bouncing back and forth with friends — I identified some of the makings of trap feminism which included an acknowledgement of women as participants and contributors to hip hop and trap music, active agents over their sexuality and bodies, and conscious players in informal/non-institutional financial transactions. Reflecting back now, trap feminism can be applied much more broadly. Today I find myself thinking about trap feminism as a tool used to identify liberating themes in trap music and facets of it’s surrounding ...

I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that ...

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