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Q&A: Colour Me Wednesday, DIY Punk With Feminist Roots

Meet Colour Me Wednesday, a five-piece female fronted band from West London, England. They’re a political pop punk/indie pop band from West London, England. Sisters Jen Doveton and Harriet Doveton founded the band. Their vibe is DIY, with a message of “totally vegan and totally against any oppressive capitalist bullshit”. They consist of Jen on lead vocals, Harriet…

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Writing Black

I am black-ish Nah I am black Everything else is just liner notes. I am a writer Since age 10  I decided this was my true passion in my life. Shy girls must find their place I wrote because I couldn’t speak Afraid of my own voice Ink against paper just seemed quite right. So…

#BlackGirlMagic: JustLatasha Finding Humor in Uncomfortable Situations

Part one in an ongoing series called #BlackGirlMagic where I interview interesting black women spreading their magic through positive and progressive platforms. “I make racism funny, when it ain’t,” said the young budding filmmaker at her premiere screening of her new web-series. Race, always a tricky topic to cover, but JustLatasha is looking to find a…

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my body is not a temple

the way we teach young girls to keep their lusting linger thoughts closed between their legs is through colorful backwards anecdotes that are out of touch antiquated and anti-woman “your body is a temple” my mother would chant this is what I remember being said the most “Do you not know that your bodies are…

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#Mizzou, Yale, and PWI’s (Predominately White Institutions)

Black students at the University of Missouri have been protesting over a series of racial incidents. Over the course of the last few weeks, numerous students have shared their own personal stories of racial episodes on campus.The student government president recounted having racial slurs shouted at him from a passing pickup truck. Another graduate student…