What is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised and misunderstood…the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect. –Audre Lorde About two or so years ago, I wrote my first spoken word. I had a rough winter break at home, things from my […]Read More Words, Poetry, and Activists: Let’s Get Inspired
A few of us headed out with a mission. A mission not really defined, but a general mission of spending the $5 dollars each of us was given by our professor on something for someone we did not know. With such little money, even if we combined all of our sums together, it still seemed […]Read More Good Advocacy In Action: The Questions We Forget to Ask
Sunday night, beloved celebrities took to the red carpet for the Academy Awards. Chris Rock hosted and provided laughs and jokes that criticized the Academy and the lack of people of color as nominees. He also let his daughters sell Girl Scout cookies to the audience. It was a fun night filled with excitement and […]Read More Why Lady Gaga Won the Oscars
Hello ShoutOuters! It’s time for your weekly dose of Feminist news (in case you missed out on some). Here we go! #FreeKesha This hashtag blew up the Internet, and rightly so. Popstar Kesha was denied the right to record songs outside of her contract with Sony during the suit she filed against her producer Dr.Luke, […]Read More Your Weekly Dose
Ladies, we know about the friend that arrives every 28 days. This little friend that seems to defy the human body by bleeding for a week and we stay alive. We hate this friend, but we have to welcome it, I mean it’s biology. This friend is our period. Recently, there seems to have been […]Read More Empowering. The. Period.
If you don’t live under a rock, you probably are aware that Super Bowl 50 happened last night. And if you aren’t into football, hopefully, you at least watched the halftime show (If not, before you do anything, check it out here). Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars came out with a bang, making one of […]Read More Football and Activism: Why the Halftime Show Matters
Let’s take a quick mental field trip. Imagine, after a long, sweaty trek home from work or school, you trod into your kitchen for a glass of water. Over to the sink. Faucet on. Glass filled. Instead of the clear, fresh, and welcoming water you are used to (and probably take for granted-big time), […]Read More Flint Disaster: Another Symptom of Deeply Entrenched Racism?
Has Axe finally moved on from the sex-crazed, “get hot girls,” misogyny? In their new ad entitled, “Find Your Magic”, Axe is making it clear that you don’t need the six pack to be a man. This may be a win for the company. Maybe. In the beginning, the ad references the insanely fit, overly sexualized […]Read More One Small Step for Humanity, One Giant Leap for Axe
As is common knowledge, in today’s heteronormative society, individuals in the queer community face all sorts of different levels of oppression. Some less common knowledge is that certain groups in the queer community enhance those levels of oppression for other identities that are less known and talked about. A perfect example of this is me. […]Read More Furthered levels of oppression in the Queer community
Once upon a time in a far far away society, there was a ruling that allowed men the right to be topless in public; but not women. That was in 1936. This ruling came about because a grassroots movement of men who began protesting the law and subsequently getting arrested in the process. So let […]Read More One Nation, of Unfair Nipple