Maya Francis talks to activist and author Feminista Jones about her new book ("Push The Button"), BDSM culture, and sex positivity
Not all brown girls are broken. Not all dark girls are depressed. We’re not all out here threatening light-skinned girls on the schoolyard because we hate some part of ourselves.
Maya Francis spoke with Roxane Gay, professor, critic, and author of the critically-acclaimed Bad Feminist
Perhaps I would be angry if I wasn’t so bored
There are a lot of reasons to dislike Dunham, most of which are Dunham’s own fault. The rest, the part that I think really infuriates people, is how permissive Whiteness tends to be
It’s less important to argue whether or not Holloway and Davis could have gotten this deal if they were Black; rather, it’s important to recognize that they got it because no one knew for sure
My iTunes playlist stands as a tribute to yesteryear, when K-Ci and Mary were soundtracking hood love that's kind of wonderful for all the wrong reasons, and kneepads were about fashion, not safety.
I’ve wondered if I’ve become “The Black Friend” -- the safe space where good intentioned White folks can ask questions or think through the first-drafts of their thoughts on race and structural inequality
Like manna from heaven, Nicki blessed us with some absolutely mindless, pop culture junk food right at a time when my sugar levels were dropping. Hungrily, I ate it up and was restored.
Maya Francis interviews Ashleigh J on The Gospel of Pussy Prosperity...which, well, speaks for itself.
The "He Fine"/"He Ain’t Shit" Matrix is based on the lived experiences of me and mines, brought to you through a tribunal of GChats, iMessages and E-Mail threads.
TIME Magazine decided to devote time and energy to explaining "bae". Thanks, Obama.
After all, we are the freest Blacks in the history of free Blackness. Not everything has to be, or should be, a story about overcoming some shit.
Street harassment, in its own sick way, was the way I figured out I wasn’t a little girl any more. Even though, at 15 years old, I was still very much a child.
The idea of retwisting my hair at a new man’s house makes my skin crawl, so I bring every product I need in a travel size in case I gotta start over in the morning. Straight hair means Maya’s wearing three—yes, three—scarves to bed.