Tag: RACE

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…

Missing the intersections: Where queer politics fail

I recently read Toni Morrison’s Beloved. The novel is heartbreaking from start to finish, and very much worth reading — this acknowledgement of slavery’s traumatic legacy is vital if we are to…

Of monsters and men

The house I grew up in has two bedrooms on one side of the house, a long hall, and then a master bedroom. I remember the living room as a sterile space…

Azealia Banks calls out the misogyny of gay men

If you haven’t gotten into Azealia Banks’ music yet, you’re missing out. She is a great rapper, is super outspoken, sticks her foot in her mouth sometimes, and isn’t afraid to get…