I’m Not Going

So I saw a post this morning on Tumblr about Krystal Lake, a black Home Depot employee in Staten Island that wore a cap embroidered with the saying “America Was Never Great” to work, in obvious protest of Trump’s presidential candidacy. The cap created a stupid-ass social media firestorm, naturally, and that, of course, aggravated […]

Who You Calling A ‘Queen’?

So, thinking about the title I would give my politic–feminist or nah–has gotten me thinking about another title that’s circulating in black culture these days. “Queen.” I don’t get called “queen” very often, but when I do, I notice it’s in very specific situations. Before or after I read poetry in an artistic venue . […]

Tomato, Potato

So, there is a body of feminist scholars that can’t get behind all this critiquing of bell hooks’s critique of BeyoncĂ© and “Lemonade.” They think that hooks’s critique is on point because feminism is about destroying the patriarchal power structure and its materialist products, institutions, and various other manifestations. So, like, poverty–which women experience at […]