“To be safe, we need to stay secluded. But I decided to try to live differently. There’s no air in the closet.”
There is no way “out.” We can’t get away from ourselves.
As a trans survivor of sexual and emotional abuse, Lexie Bean has spent a lot of time trying to make sense of their own body.
President Trump is poised to rescind key anti-discrimination protections for trans youth issued last year.
A photo project asks why there aren’t more women in the STEM field through the experiences and backgrounds of 13 women.
Hard work and ambition are supposed to be the keys to escaping poverty, yet few poor black girls will ever achieve middle-class success.
The Chulita Vinyl Club is a three-year-old multi-city collective centering women of color—and celebrating their culture as an act of resistance.
The poem “Can Santa Be Black?” by B.J. Wrights originally appeared in the December 1984 issue of Ms. In the true spirit of the season—one of hope, not fear; one of togetherness, not division; one of love, not hate—we wanted to republish it.
“I decided to go for it because it defines who I am. I am Black, am lesbian and am a feminist and this is my press.”