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MISSION, TX - JULY 24: Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them families or unaccompanied minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Rio Grande Sector of the border has the heaviest traffic of illegal crossings of the entire U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

These 24 Poems May Help Women Survive The Border Crossing

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their border-crossing journeys.

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Queer and trans Latinx activists explain how America contributed to the Orlando massacre.

The Latinx LGBTQ community and its stories of survival should be at center of the response to Orlando, says Isa Noyola. 

Queer and trans Latinx activists explain how America contributed to the Orlando massacre.

The Latinx LGBTQ community and its stories of survival should be at center of the response to Orlando, says Isa Noyola. 

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On Poetry, Beauty, the Body, and Ali

1. I used to write poetry, which, at the time, offered both emotional flexibility and rigor. It also offered a way to talk about beauty without feeling more trapped in or compromised by my body than I already did.

1. I used to write poetry, which, at the time, offered both emotional flexibility and rigor. It also offered a way to talk about beauty without feeling more trapped in or compromised by my body than I ...

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Quick Hit: 20 Young Writers Of Color Share Their Favorite Poems

You’re missing out if you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful poet curating favorite poems of other young, wonderful, and talented friends and hopefully soon-to-be friends of color.

You’re missing out if you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful poet curating favorite poems of other young, wonderful, and talented friends and hopefully soon-to-be friends of color.

Nicki Minaj, reading poem text into a microphone.

Video of the Day: Nicki Minaj recites Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

I must have been avoiding Twitter on November 20. Apparently A&E and iHeartMedia hosted Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, which aired that night. Their website includes some big name performers like Jamie Foxx, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Big Sean, and Sting. But what I regret the most is that I wasn’t able to live tweet this dope moment where Nicki Minaj recited Maya Angelou’s infamous poem “Still I Rise.”

I must have been avoiding Twitter on November 20. Apparently A&E and iHeartMedia hosted Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, which aired that night. Their website includes some big name ...

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Feminsting Reads: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in sensory memories, corporeal trauma, physical pleasures. 

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in ...

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