Tag: Feminism

Back Like Cooked Crack

I tried really hard to do the "right" thing. To put blogging on the back burner so I could devote myself more fully to searching for a full-time job. I locked up this blog, started another anonymous one, and began combing the employment sites. I reworked then re-reworked my resume. I reached out to the … Continue reading Back Like Cooked Crack

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Out of the Mouths of Babes Series

The Out of the Mouths of Babes series of posts is intended to serve as a place where real women of color can talk truth about female life with passion, wisdom, honesty, and insight. Submissions of articles, think pieces, interviews, essays, poems, stories, and even videos to this series are more than welcome. They just need to … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Out of the Mouths of Babes Series

Babe Alert: Deep Roots Jessica

Last year, I wrote a post in which I debated whether I should call myself a “feminist” or come up with a different name for the woman-centered views that I hold and work I aspire to do (to help to internally build up black women and other women of color). It probably seemed random to the followers that … Continue reading Babe Alert: Deep Roots Jessica

Babe Alert: Michelle R. Smith

As the originator and editor of this site, I felt it would only be right if I put myself through my own paces and disclosed some of the things about me that I am going to ask my future interviewees to expose about themselves. I also think it's important to let you--the readers--know who I … Continue reading Babe Alert: Michelle R. Smith

Introducing: The Out of the Mouths of Babes Series

Last June, I launched a second blog - Out of the Mouths of Babes - that I devoted exclusively to women of color, to serve as a "place [they can] talk truth about female life with passion, wisdom, honesty, & insight." I was really excited by the concept, and I really wanted to do amazing things with … Continue reading Introducing: The Out of the Mouths of Babes Series

I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

I live in a house located at the intersection of American Citizenship Avenue right before it turns into Black Woman Boulevard, where it crosses Motherhood Mount, right before it turns into Writers Way. It's an exhausting place to live sometimes. American is a ridiculously busy street where the traffic moves at an excruciatingly slow pace, and the … Continue reading I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

You Not ‘Bout No Life: The Logical Fallacy of the Anti-Abortion Conservative & The Reason Trump and His Cronies Can Go Choke on a Communion Wafer

Anyone that has been following me for longer than one post knows I am a stickler when it comes to using words. Or maybe you don't. So let me tell you. It can take me five or six hours to write a post sometimes because I keep trying to capture my ideas perfectly. I never … Continue reading You Not ‘Bout No Life: The Logical Fallacy of the Anti-Abortion Conservative & The Reason Trump and His Cronies Can Go Choke on a Communion Wafer

White Men Will Be Boys, Black Men Will Be Predators: Nate Parker, Casey Affleck, Intersectionality, and the Prevaricating Press

Buzzfeed--the "edgy" Internet periodical--has an article up about the fraternal Sundance cinematic wunderkinds Nate Parker and Casey Affleck. In it, the author--young, white, woman--explains why Parker's history of sexual violence tanked his movie, "The Birth of a Nation, and Affleck's did not tank his ("Manchester by the Sea"). She says Parker was accused of "rape" and put on trial … Continue reading White Men Will Be Boys, Black Men Will Be Predators: Nate Parker, Casey Affleck, Intersectionality, and the Prevaricating Press

Daily Prompt: Treasure

via Daily Prompt: Treasure I like words like "treasure." Words that are nouns and verbs. That allow me to talk about what I have and what I do. I am getting married in 21 days. I never thought I'd ever get married. I was raised by married parents, at whose wedding I was the flower … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Treasure

Being Insecure: The Complication of Wanting Romantic Love as a Cis Hetero Black Femme Feminist

So I watched the final three episodes of "Insecure"-- If you don't know "Insecure," then you should get to know it. It's entertaining as hell. Even though it trades on some of the most tired paradigms of black entertainment--my least personal favorite being the funny fat friend (since she is who I battle with myself on a daily … Continue reading Being Insecure: The Complication of Wanting Romantic Love as a Cis Hetero Black Femme Feminist