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Nicki Minaj’s #Anaconda And Reclaiming “Black Girl Sexy”

If you haven’t seen Nicki Minaj’s new “Anaconda” video yet, stop what you’re doing and watch it immediately! If you have seen it, then you already know that I love it. Ass, ass, everywhere. It’s a big booty black girl’s dream! But deeper than that, I love the way that it’s an expression of agency […]


On bell hooks, Sexual Agency And Combating Sexual Stereotypes Of Black Women

On Tuesday afternoon, legendary author, feminist, and academic bell hooks led a panel entitled Are You Still A Slave? Liberating The Black Female Body at The New School. Joining her were author Marci Blackman, author and activist Janet Mock, and film director Shola Lynch. What followed was an instructive and interesting dialogue about the politics of black womanhood, sexuality, […]


Childhood Feminist Heroes

We’re all feminists here (right? I didn’t take the wrong exit on the information highway and end up at one of those fauxminist sites again?), even though we may not have been born as such. Some of us didn’t convert to the ways of feminism, womanism, or related and equally valid and kick-ass ““isms until […]