The Personal is Political

Pregnancy in the time of coronavirus

Pregnant women struggle so much already with isolation and loss of control over their birth plans — coronavirus has brought even more challenges.

On miscarriage and the female body

Try as we might to escape the confines of our sex, our female bodies won’t allow it.

I have never been sexually assaulted

I have never been sexually assaulted. When I was five-years-old I went to an in-home daycare, run by a woman who had a son and some daughters (a combination of my age…

I competed in a beauty pageant for feminism

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado has been crowned the queen of election media since Hillary Clinton mentioned Donald Trump’s mistreatment of her during last week’s US presidential debate. With beauty contest imagery…

My afro isn’t superficial — it’s political

Not since the civil rights movement has the afro been so visible, but now its purpose isn’t just political — it’s aesthetic. Designers now use “natural” models regularly, countless black-owned online stores…