“In Our Mothers’ Gardens”—the new documentary by debut filmmaker Shantrelle P. Lewis, from Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY films—is a deeply personal film exploring the relationships between Black mothers and daughters.
Racism manifested by police stops, microaggressions at work, discriminatory and hostile treatment while shopping for groceries and doing other innocuous tasks, and systemic inequalities in housing and education take an enormous toll—both physically and psychologically.
Change starts with recognizing the people behind the byline. All year, join us on the last Thursday of the month to learn The Story Behind Her.
This week, meet Nicole A. Childers—an executive producer on Marketplace. Childers is also member of IWMF’s new Next Gen Safety Trainers program—which aims to train a cohort of women and non-binary people to counter the disparity that exists in the security advising and training space, currently dominated by cisgender, white men.
“From student loan debt to CPR training; from COVID-19 impacts to homelessness, every issue is a gender issue,” says the United State of Women (USOW) about their new initiative to highlight gender disparities across all policy issues.
This week: Biden administration speaks on Black maternal health; all U.S. adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination; Derek Chauvin is convicted for murdering George Floyd; Senate passes bill to address anti-Asian crimes; Biden pledges to cut emissions in half; and more!
Monday, April 26, marks the beginning of a five-day virtual week of action to center and amplify the voices of Black survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
R&B queen Kehlani’s coming out story encouraged me to reminisce on my own story of coming out and delve into some of the roles Black lesbians have played in popular culture over the years from TV and movies to queer literature.
“In the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2020 was Year of the Rat—a year of supposed alertness, adaptability and observation. As a biracial Chinese American woman, I began to process what it means to be a person, woman and daughter of color in American society and in the current climate, and the year 2020 became, to me, the Year of the Daughter.”
Recent political victories have not moved the needle enough on Black women’s representation in state legislatures. Just 4.82 percent of state legislators are Black women.
On 4/20, feminist conversations shift to the war on drugs and its disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities.