The Nearly Impossible Dream

Hard work and ambition are supposed to be the keys to escaping poverty, yet few poor black girls will ever achieve middle-class success.

Q&A: Meet the Vinyl Club Resisting Patriarchy One Record at a Time

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.

Can Santa Be Black?

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.

Q&A: Dr. Stephanie Allen and Lauren Cherelle on Black Lesbian Feminism and Fiction

“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.”

An Intersection of America’s Ills

A wellness check with police deputies ended with Renee Davis – 23, five months pregnant, and a single mother of three – dead.

Why I Make Queer Video Games

Balancing humor with the challenges that the LGBTQ family faces is one of the most satisfying and terrifying challenges I’ve taken up—and I’m committed to it because the LGBTQ community deserves to be seen in games and feel seen when they play them.

Q&A: Taj Paxton on Queer Women of Color in Filmmaking

“I am drawn to stories about women and it’s important to not apologize for that.”

The Abuse of Leslie Jones Shows Us How Tokenism Sets the Stage for Hate

We need to be vigilant about how unconscious tokenism affects the perception of black women in popular media and beyond.

It Could Have Been Me: Korryn Gaines and the Criminalization of Black Women

Every bone in my body tells me that I could have been Korryn Gaines.

A (Queer) Midsummer Night’s Dream

Just why does A Midsummer Night’s Dream lend itself so well to queer reinterpretations?