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When I Was a Girl

When I Was a Girl

When I Was a Girl… 1.       I avoided wheelchair accessible bathroom stalls like the plague Every girl in my class avoided the giant stall in the corner of the room… Read more »

I WANT MY DISNEY PRINCESS SHOES BACK

I WANT MY DISNEY PRINCESS SHOES BACK

Throughout high school, you go through each year thinking that you’re racing toward the finish line that is the end of your childhood. You romanticize independence as some tall, dark… Read more »

A Good Role Model Is Hard to Find

A Good Role Model Is Hard to Find

Almost everyone I admire is either fictional or dead. Maybe this shouldn’t be a big deal because I at least have nonliving people to look up to, but there’s a… Read more »

It’s Your Body and You Can Do What You Want To

It’s Your Body and You Can Do What You Want To

My exploration of body hair began this past summer. Although I wish I could say that it was a choice made under the persuasion of my new-found feminism, I cannot…. Read more »

The Box of Big Girls

The Box of Big Girls

I often ask myself what defines fashion. Who sets the trends? Who determines what people can and can’t wear? Who has the authority to say what looks good and what… Read more »

Reading Wrong

Reading Wrong

I do not know how to read books. Well, I don’t know how to read poetry either, but maybe that’s a discussion for another time. This may seem like an… Read more »

Defining My Generation

Defining My Generation

As a teenager, it is not necessary to know who you are. That doesn’t stop adolescents from searching for something (someone) they may not find until years, even decades, later…. Read more »

The Fine Line Separating Exploitation and Empowerment

The Fine Line Separating Exploitation and Empowerment

Somewhere between the realms of extreme booty shaking and intense empowerment conferences, a very thin line exists. This barrier encourages women to ask the question: What is “exploitation” and what… Read more »

Lamenting over the Casket of the Real Black Woman

Lamenting over the Casket of the Real Black Woman

I’m here today to pay my respects to the black woman, because she was murdered. I’m not positive who the real culprit is, though I might have an idea: The Mammy… Read more »

The Curse of the Black Friend

The Curse of the Black Friend

Being someone who has spent (and still spends) much of her teen-aged life hanging out with people of other races, I have often been subject to the ever ominous title… Read more »

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