An Interview with Poet Jamie Oliveira

Jamie Oliveria is a nomadic poet, visual artist and all-around creative person. The 24 year-old self-published poet hails from San Francisco, yet prefers to be known as an inhabitant of the world. She received her B.A. in documentary film production from San Francisco State University. It was actually Oliveria’s film background that helped craft her…

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…

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…

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…

#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…

Women and Women of Color of Law Enforcement

Us against them. Them against us. Having a gun and a badge creates another category that’s almost untouchable; hard to get into fraternity, a cult, or just another gang that runs the street. The Thin Blue Line. A symbol of solidarity among police officers, the divide between civilians and criminals, and without them there would…

Can a Black Girl Be a Gentrifier?

can a black girl be a gentrifier? i ask myself this a lot these days. no fixed gear bike or constant trips to whole foods. but i wear my horn rimmed warbry parkers and cradle my diana ross and bee gees vinyl records. the blurred line of false individualism and the desire to be above…