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
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
What’s up guys? Have you been keeping up with the news this week? Well let me tell you somethin’…some shit’s going down. Politics The Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs re-opened its doors this week after the deadly shooting back in November. Even after tragedy, PP continues to provide its much-needed services. After Supreme Court Justice […]Read More The 411 from your Funky Fresh Feminists
It’s that time of the year again! Tax season! Oh, wait–I mean Valentine’s Day. Jokes aside, I am not all that much of a cynic about this holiday. I mean who doesn’t love candy and stuffed bears? So, here it is. The big day. Whether you’re single, hanging out with friends, visiting family, or cuddled […]Read More Celebrate V-Day the Pro-Choice Way
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
Calling all ladies/people- the ones who give a shit about politics, believe that yes, the personal IS political, the gals and pals who want to embrace their beautiful-no-matta-what bodies and would appreciate free reign to do what they want with them, too. This is a casting call for all the people who are grasping at […]Read More Let’s Raise One Up for Lady Parts Justice
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
Bad feminist, a book by Roxane Gay, is a collection of essays that explains real first accounts of people having bad feminist moments. So…I know what you are thinking, how can someone possibly write a post on a feminist blog about being a bad feminist. In truth, it is so easy. Instead of just sitting […]Read More Confessions of a Bad Feminist
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC To me, someone believing the old cliche that “women aren’t funny” is one of the most annoying and frustratingly stupid things ever. It’s a misconception that’s still being fought against, but now with the help of more female and feminist comedians than ever.Read More Comedy and Feminism: Mortal Enemies, or Best Friends?