Eric Garner was killed by the people who should have helped him, but those representing his murderer are blaming his fatness. This essay ...
Planned Parenthood celebrates journalists and Missouri abortion providers at the 2019 Media Excellence Awards. On Monday evening, we gathered with other writers, journalists, and activists at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Media (PPFA) Excellence Awards to celebrate our Managing Editor, Sherronda J. Brown, as she received an award for her article, “‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ And… Continue Reading
“Fast Color” is a welcomed far cry from the status quo. This review contains minor spoilers for “Fast Color” and a brief interview with Saniyya Sidney “Fast Color” played on only 25 screens in April and didn’t stay in theaters very long. That’s a damn shame, and it’s incredibly frustrating, because “Fast Color” is wonderful.… Continue Reading
She may be trying to become the next queen of the gays, but Swift will remain an erstwhile “Aryan goddess” until she forcefully proves otherwise. By Noor Al-Sibai Move over, Gaga — Taylor Swift is attempting a coup as she auditions for a new role as self-appointed queen of the gays, replete with a racist… Continue Reading
Essence could have chosen to critically engage Kamala Harris’ campaign as a way to actually support and serve Black women. By Vanessa Taylor On Sunday evening, Yesha Callahan, Essence’s Editorial Director News, Politics & Issues, announced that Kamala Harris will now have a monthly feature on Essence. Called #KamalasCorner, Callahan described it as a space… Continue Reading
Eric Garner was killed by the people who should have helped him, but those representing his murderer are blaming his fatness. This essay contains discussions of racialized state violence, Black death, scientific racism, and fatphobia It’s been almost five years since Eric Garner was murdered on July 17, 2014. A jury declined to prosecute Daniel… Continue Reading
It's the fastest growing industry in the country, but am I profiting from an industry that is doing nothing positive for my community? By ...
In “Chubby Sexy,” Tripp capitalizes on his wife’s “thickness” while using a poor approximation of AAVE to deliver heavy-handed fat jokes. By ...
Being pregnant is complicated and societal standards for postpartum bodies can breed parent to child resentment. Parents struggling with image ...