Tag Archives: social media

Stand with Jada

Tweet*Trigger warning* There’s no good reason we should know the name of 16-year-old Jada. The only reason we do is that after she was drugged and raped at a party of a fellow high school student in Houston, her assault went viral–a phrase I hope to never have occasion to write ever again. Jada had [...]
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How I’m learning to appreciate different bodies

Tweet Last weekend my dad and I got into a conversation about bodies. While cleaning up the kitchen, we started talking about weight and body image, and for the first time possibly ever, I came out of that conversation feeling OK. No tears, no rushing to a mirror, no internal promises to start a diet [...]
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Update: The #WeAreAllMonkeys banana selfie campaign was a planned marking stunt

TweetIt turns out that Dani Alves’ witty reaction to a banana being thrown onto the soccer field that I wrote about earlier this week was a planned marketing stunt. I don’t know about you, but I think this speaks to why the ensuing social media reaction felt like such a hollow campaign. What’s troubling to me is [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women. In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week. Trans girl teen held in Connecticut adult men’s prison without charges. DOJ releases guidance on VAWA protections for trans survivors of sexual violence.   Tweet
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What about the fatties? Feminist ramblings on @PostBigFines

TweetAs a card-carrying member of Black Twitter and a self-identified (and sometimes non-consensually labeled) fat girl, I have a love/hate relationship with @PostBigFines. This Twitter account — originally named @PostBigBitches — follows the trend of admiration sites like @PostBadBitches, @PostBadTatts, and my personal favorite @PostBadBeards (swoons). As mentioned in their bio, PostBigFines is a place [...]
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