When I dialed into my interview with Afia, I was struggling with my own levels of trauma and depression, due to the recent viewings of Black men killed by police and other onslaughts of violence spread across the nation. My head still grainy, my heart still weighted and within just the first 30 minutes of our call we both shed tears. We both allowed ourselves to be moved, … [Read more...]
This article was originally published at EverydayFeminism.com and republished with permission. When the entire world tells you that you’re inferior, it’s hard not to start believing it – even at some subconscious level. This is especially true for people from marginalized groups. Often, the media, the government, legal systems, and our communities treat us as inferior, … [Read more...]
First of all, I wouldn’t wish this experience on my worst enemy. It was certainly an accelerated growth period, but so is puberty and we all know that sucked. Second of all, I will relieve you of any anxiety and soften the pity-pathos-party by letting you know she did come back on her own. We are reunited and she is healthy and all is well. And before you tell me that this is … [Read more...]
As somebody who has been affiliated with the body positivity movement for the past five years, there is one thing that I can say with the utmost confidence: sometimes body positivity is really hard work. Call it the intrinsic nature of fighting an uphill battle, but when we spend our time and energy pushing against all the voices saying that our bodies are ‘wrong’ in some way … [Read more...]
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