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Women of Color

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 03.25.2016 | 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 02.10.2016 | 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 02.04.2016 | 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 12.29.2015 | 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 12.15.2015 | 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 12.14.2015 | 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 ...

Images of Beauty: The Pretty Series

Rai Mensah | Posted 12.04.2015 | Black Voices
Rai Mensah

The Pretty series curated by Antonia Opiah of Un-Ruly and sponsored by Hairfinity, explores concepts and varied experiences of beauty by women of color across the world in an effortless and artistically inspiring way.

Why Women Are Dominating Thought-Leadership Across All Fields

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...

Ballet is Necessary: Teaching Leadership While Breaking Barriers

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 11.23.2015 | Arts
Vanessa Alamo

Dance matters. It is essential to the development of every child, teenager, adult and elder. The art and sport of dancing has endless values that can and will change lives. My experiences at the Atlanta Ballet and Brandeis University have made me feel empowered as a Peruvian and Colombian woman.

Peak Inequality: Investigating the Lack of Diversity Among TV Directors

Variety | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

One. Zero. One. Zero. One. That is the number of women of color who directed episodes of television in the 2014-2015 TV season at AMC, FX, HBO, Netfli...

Redefining What It Means to Be a Latina in Tech

Natasha Vianna | Posted 11.04.2015 | Latino Voices
Natasha Vianna

After I accepted a position at a startup, I was relieved and honored to join because I knew I could offer something valuable to the work. I also quickly realized that I now play a role in a larger geographic and cultural community of underrepresented people in tech. And our presence is meaningful.

What Women of Color Have to Do to Break Through

Kim Keating | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Kim Keating

Women of color bear a particularly heavy burden. Many of us supporting our families and navigating unwelcoming work environments. It's up to employers and individuals to take the road map outlined in the study to try and create a world where gender inequity is something of the past.

Hillary Clinton and the Problem of White Feminism

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton rode a wave of feminist zeal. Touted by Gloria Steinem and other marquee white feminists as the antidote to "the patriarchy," Clinton strode onto the national stage with her women' s rights bona fides largely unquestioned.