Black feminist writings gave me the will to live, pushed me towards collective thinking, expanded my capacity to love, and so much more. By Breya M. Johnson TW/CW: This essay contains discussions of suicide Black people are all survivors of some type of
German model Martina Adam may dye her skin and weave her hair, but she will never possess a single ingredient of black girl magic potion. I avoided Martina Adam, a German model who has size 32 S breasts, when she received
Ain't I a woman?On this day in 1851, at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, Sojourner Truth delivered a speech which essentially solidified the basis of intersectionality with her groundbreaking address known as, "Ain't I a woman?" Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree, Truth escaped and became an advocate for the abolitionist movement and addressed the experiences of black women born into slavery. Her words are the basis for intersectionality, a term later coined by critical race theorist and law professor, Kimberlé Crenshaw.
It was irresponsible for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to talk about trans women's experiences -- and for the interviewer to ask her to do so. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- the mentor in my head, the current "It" black feminist, the self-proclaimed LGBT activist,
Black activists are pushing back against white organizers of the Women's March on Washington, who argue that the event is paying too much attention to race. On January 21, thousands of women from across the nation will assemble in Washington, D.C., to