My sexual accessibility has never been up to me, and this was a crucial and painful epiphany to have. Content Warning: this essay mentions depression and instances of sexual coercion. It’s not that I haven’t been celibate before. As someone who lives in the gray area of the asexual and aromantic spectrums, I’ve gone long […]
This Week In Feminism
Artist Karen Seneferu re-opens Campaign to support Black Woman Is God
Photo Courtesy Karen Seneferu (R)
The Empowerment Project Honors Women’s Achievements
Earlier this week on Good Morning America, I learned about The Empowerment Project, a documentary spotlighting 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries. The project was started by a group of women filmmakers who set over the course of 30 days to honor women who receive little praise for their craft, bringing their accomplishments to the light. “There are so many inspirational women out there, but why is it sometimes so hard to see them?”, asked Sarah, the director of the documentary. ” ” In the hopes of [This documentary] creating more positive role models for young girls everywhere.
Black Girls Rock Airs on BET
The fourth annual Black Girls Rock award show aired on B.E.T, honoring women in various fields, inspired all who watched during the star studded event. Created in 2006 by celebrity D.J and philanthropist Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock is a nonprofit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color.
- The show opened up with a stellar show by percussionist, Oakland’s home grown Shiela E, as well as performances by Ciara, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Laylah Hathaway, and Estelle, among others. Read the full recap here.
Sistah Vegan Conference Registration Open
From Dr. A. Breeze Harper, creator of Sistah Vegan Project, registration for the online conference, which will bring together scholars, writers, activists and community organizers to examine the intersections of the #blacklivesmatter movement and veganism. Designed for black vegans, vegans of color and their white allies, this interactive, online event, offers an opportunity for collaborative discussion, building networks of engagement and knowledge sharing. The conference will also work to bring forward suggestions and inspiration to build momentum for collective change. Purchase tickets here.