“I was reading all this stuff about feminism every day and trying to think about these large questions and I thought, what’s a comedic take on it?”
I was surprised by how emotional I got watching Serena Williams in the recent U.S. Open tennis finals. I don’t think of myself as a “sports person,” and though I’ve followed tennis since I was a kid, I never thought of paying to see it live—until Serena Williams became a lead player.
Denying anyone their voting rights or abortion rights is a degradation to democracy. Every person should have control over their own destiny, whether that’s a matter of ballots or bodies.
Lilly Singh will mark a major milestone Monday. A Little Late with Lilly Singh, premiering September 16 on NBC, will be the only current late-night show hosted by an openly queer woman of color.
“I never became Gates. I had no voice about the technology I was building. I would do something that was really quite noteworthy, but there was nowhere to publish about it. You could get paid for it, but there was no way to say, ‘You won’t believe what I just did!’ The only way to get it was to go back to school.”
As a systems change consultant, Shah has asked tough questions about domestic violence against women—and the relationships between structural, state, community and interpersonal violence—and then provided transformative research and strategies. Shah’s poetry asks hard questions, too.
For far too many Black mothers, cultural stigma and a lack of access to quality healthcare and family-friendly workplace policies systematically prevent us from holding the power to decide for ourselves.
I am a Spanish-speaking chica, born and raised in Panama, one among dozens of primos, tíos and tías, role models when mothers failed and fathers died—a world I left and haven’t left. My own book is about to be born. It’s an expression of me—an excavation of memory and return to the soil of “la […]
“Sometimes I think of the cost of raising a child all the way to adulthood—and since I know I can’t instantly pay my mom back hundreds of thousands of dollars, I can at least pay her back in a sincere doodle.”
Today we mourn the passing of Toni Morrison—a beacon who shined light on the truth and inspired the world by giving voice to Black women’s triumphs and tribulations. She touched our hearts, inspired our pride and moved us to action.