Tag Archives: Sexuality

Quote of the Day: “Being who you are can take practice”

TweetIt’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo – an excerpt from her new memoir – about her “big, long process” of coming out and growing into her own identity. Tweet
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Photos of the Day: “A celebration of those who choose to exist outside of the binary”

Tweet I’m loving this portrait series by photographer Meg Allen exploring “the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity” today. The project began with photos of her friends in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, and Allen describes her motivation like this: It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; [...]
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Explicit Content: A brief intro to Trap Feminism

TweetAmong other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated with me. But neither term truly speaks to my inner feminist hoochie; nor explains the complex, sex-positive, financially ambitious, and self-affirming components of my [...]
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Book bannings on the rise because apparently Americans can’t deal with discussing race or sexuality

TweetThis fall, there’s been an alarming spike in bannings of books that examine race or sexuality, or are written by minority writers, in school libraries in 29 states, according to the anti-censorship group Kid’s Right to Read. The Guardian reports: The Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP) is part of the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and says in November [...]
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Beyoncé shows us what we really fear in “Haunted” video

Tweet In the video for her song Haunted, Bey takes a casual stroll through a haunted mansion. As she makes her way down the hall, she glances into the various rooms, each one containing a “frightening” or “freakish” scene. But I think King Bey used the scenes to push back on our (sub)conscious societal fears. [...]
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