The reality is, my body is so accustomed to immediately swing to struggle, anger, grief, and disillusionment before feeling the lightness of joy.
From the moment I had my interview to the last day of the internship, I knew I was surrounded by women who are doing the utmost to uplift, support, and protect each other.
Pretty soon, I began noticing other ways the English language marked me as inferior to my male counterparts.
Using a ‘feminist’ label shouldn’t be so easy that all you have to do is slap it across your chest and you are suddenly a hero.
Between the years of 2000 to 2015, over 200,000 children were married in the US… Most Americans know this as an overseas issue, little do they know it happens in their own backyard.
Ultimately, our critiques and our recommendations surrounding the Office of the First Lady should be rooted in the main value that all feminists and Americans hold most dearly: equality. And specifically in our case, the equality of political spouses.
I exist in a zone of both privilege and lack of privilege. I’m a first-generation brown queer female who is the daughter of two supportive and economically stable immigrants who would do anything to make sure I was happy and successful in life.
Artists from all over the world
Painted and wrote and decorated
For the freedom of self-expression
True steps towards women’s progress require us to deconstruct what it truly means to be “women” and how that concept has been twisted across racial boundaries in a parasitic codependency since our nation’s founding.
The normalization of physically abusive discipline methods in Hasidic communities
And when the pastor during the service talks about gay people, a second will pass and I’ll realize that he’s talking about me.
Most teenagers, including myself, didn’t have comprehensive sex education– and that’s where the problems started.