not here for the 101 stuff.
(Read part 1 here.) By the time 1994 and CrazySexyCool came around, I was a freshman in high school. My challenges were different than my middle school years: I was Black and poor on a scholarship to a prestigious independent school, in an environment where affluence and whiteness were the standard. I felt like I [...]...read more
As a painfully awkward tween and teen, I often preferred the company of books and the radio to that of my peers. In a somewhat restrictive (evangelical Christians, where y’all at?) environment, secular music was an almost forbidden indulgence for my younger sisters and me. Of course, we were allowed the squeaky clean offerings of [...]...read more
I know that my guest blogging time here at Feministe is just about over. And, before I lay one more serious post on y’all, I just had to share something that I absolutely love. Something that keeps me from being too down in the dumps during my period of underemployment. Good people, I present to [...]...read more
(or: She’ll Make You Change Gods!) I am, to the untrained eye, a hippie-dippy, no-relaxer-wearing, Whole Foods shopping afro pixie faerie princess. I research traditional African spiritual practices, keep florida water and incense on hand, I bathe with Dr. Bronner’s soaps, I eat vegetables some folks have never heard of (kale, daikon radishes, red leaf [...]...read more
Trigger warning: sexual harassment, groping, erasure of victims/ survivors. I have two beautiful children in my life, whom I enthusiastically co-parent. I am not partnered with either parent of these children. Instead, I am called their Auntie, because calling me Miss [name redacted] is way too formal. It’s a nuanced relationship — I am an [...]...read more
Hey, y’all, I’m dopegirlfresh. I’m guest blogging here at Feministe this week and next. I am very pleased and excited to participate — I’ve been reading Feministe off and on (mostly off) since about 2002, when I found Lauren Bruce via the now-defunct wehavebrains.com (were any of y’all around then?). I am a queer cis [...]...read more