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11 Rituals for New Year's

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 01.02.2017 | Religion
Sofia Rose Smith

photo by Sofia Rose Smith For the past five years, I haven't gone to a party on New Year's Eve. Before that, I'd have champagne with friends. A cou...

We Are The Queer & Feminist Visionaries

Sofia Rose Smith | Posted 12.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Sofia Rose Smith

We are more powerful when we gather. Our talents activate in community. We come alive when we are seen. We are affirmed by the witnessing of loving co...

Why Photographer Nydia Blas Only Makes Images Of Women Of Color

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.14.2016 | Arts

There is a distinct kind of intimacy that binds close female relationships ― whether between sisters, lovers, or friends. There’s a warmth that re...

Don't Discount The Black Vote

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Senator Catherine Pugh

Over the next 120 hours, we can likely expect to see increased turnout and voter participation that at least rivals historic Black voter turnout numbers. And on November 9th, when all is said and done, Black people, Black women in particular, will be counted among the crucial voters key to President-Elect Hillary Clinton's success!

20 Cent Gender Pay Gap Just Tip Of The Iceberg

Lisa Maatz | Posted 10.31.2016 | Women
Lisa Maatz

Chances are you've heard of the gender pay gap. Whether you've experienced it yourself, listened to a friend's story, or heard about it on the news or...

Gender-Based Violence: Not Just About Gender

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Other factors such as race, sexual orientation, disability status, or any combination of oppressions which can often result in women and girls being potentially exposed to and experiencing a heightened risk of violence and barrier to safety during their lifetime.

Black Women Are Leaning In And Getting Nowhere

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business

Black women want a seat at the table. And yet they are close to invisible at the highest ranks of corporate America, reveals data released Tuesday mor...

Reclaim The Bindi: What It Means For Victims Of Widow Abuse And Sexual Assault

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 08.09.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

Bindi politics have been around for centuries and is one of the greatest forms of gender-based oppression in our society. I know. I am the daughter of a widow.

Hillary Clinton and The F-Word

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee this week. Moving forward, whatever happens during the ensuing general election, the fact that she is a woman will be an inextricable part of the narrative.

Stop Bashing Black Women to Feel Better About Yourself

Tyler Payton | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Tyler Payton

As a black woman, it is annoying and frustrating to have white women constantly degrading us in order to make themselves look "better" in comparison. ...

Poets Break Down Why They Won't Let You Mispronounce Their Names

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.27.2016 | Latino Voices

If you can't pronounce Yesika Salgado and Aman Batra's names correctly, don't bother saying their names at all. In a powerful spoken word performanc...

Sexual Assault on Campus: We Believe You

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.31.2016 | College
Marcia G. Yerman

The Hunting Ground, a 2015 documentary examining rape on college campuses, begins with scenes of ecstatic high school seniors getting into the colleges of their choice.

Women Artists Of Color Are Creating A Space To Talk About Change

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts

Mami Wata, literally translated as "Mother Water," is a spirit revered in West, Central, and Southern Africa, as well as within the African diaspora. ...

Dear African-American Women: I Want to Be Your National Spokesperson

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 05.18.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Misee Harris

It is that time again. Each time new season of ABC's The Bachelorette is set to air, I get approached to comment. Three years ago, I was picked to be ...

This Organization Is Helping Women Of Color Thrive In The Communications Field

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2016 | Black Voices

Lauren Wesley Wilson knows first hand the challenges of being a black woman who works in the communications field. As a former professional and strat...

Woodcut Prints Communicate Mythical Tales Of Black Womanhood

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.12.2016 | Arts

In the woodcut prints of artist Alison Saar, memories turn into mythologies, personal anecdotes become political truths, and fabled stories slip into ...

Beyond the Bathroom

Mica McGriggs | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Mica McGriggs

With the public announcement of their bathroom policy, I like many of my friends feel even more committed in my loyalty to Target.

A Survey Of Inequity In The Literary World Paints A Troubling Picture

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts

If you think it's tough in the literary world as a woman, try being a woman of color, an LGBTQ woman, or a woman with a disability or impairment. The...

Warren Buffett's Son Pledges $90 Million To Support Girls And Women Of Color

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact

Young women of color face particularly tough barriers to success in school, work and life. Now one foundation is working with them to break them down....

La Voz Femenina Se Levanta

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 03.26.2017 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

During International Women's Month, we do well to focus on the museum field and its practice of diversity and inclusion relative to women and, in particular, Latinas. An assessment of the current situation should begin with a quick reality check.

Injustice anywhere: A reflection on homecare and Black History Month

Doug Moore | Posted 02.09.2017 | Black Voices
Doug Moore

In California, this month is particularly poignant for the homecare providers of the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW). On February 1, all of t...

'No Más Bebés' and the Continued Pursuit to Control the Bodies of Poor Women of Color in the US

Elena Gutierrez | Posted 02.03.2017 | Latino Voices
Elena Gutierrez

Population control laws like CalWorks adopt an underlying premise that poor women and women of color cannot be trusted to fully control their own reproductive health choices, and that government-sanctioned coercion is an acceptable policy framework.

Asian Americans as People of Color and Activists for Safe Spaces

Esther Suh | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
Esther Suh

Because the racism that Asian Americans experience is different or not as publicized as that of black and Hispanic communities, many Asian Americans grow up thinking that their stories do not have a place in our country's history of racism and discrimination.

My Story: Why We Need to Stop Teaching Women to Apologize

Amanda Alcantara | Posted 12.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Amanda Alcantara

I'm too apologetic. I've known this for a while. I basically apologize for existing. Yet the realization has become clearer recently where I've begun to notice that it goes beyond constantly saying "I'm sorry."

The Holtzclaw Verdict: Vindication for Women Who Did Not Report

Legal Momentum | Posted 12.11.2016 | Women
Legal Momentum

By Lisalyn R. Jacobs For over a year, since the Ray Rice domestic violence case captured the headlines, we have been asking--or invited to ask--some ...