At The Intersection

In the wake of  The Onion’s unforgivable attack on Black girlhood, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with feminists who theorize that re-appropriating profane language removes its ability to inflict psychological damage. Though the conversation began with the word “cunt,” it quickly spiraled outward to include the all-purpose “bitch” and all the baggage that it […]

Dear other woman, Stop being trifling. Signed, Womanhood (well, minus all polygamists) This Valentine’s Day some woman will again feel like “shyt people feel on Valentine’s day when they’re bitter.” Maybe she’s bitter because her prized  ‘v’ between is alone….again. Or perhaps it’s because Valentine’s Day is another anniversary marking her past pain. A reminder […]

This Year Will Be Different. We’re half way through January and some of our New Year’s Resolutions have yet to see the light of 2012. We knew they were faux resolutions when we named them, but we did it anyway. It’s not that we didn’t want to do things differently this year, we just weren’t […]

Earlier this week Forbes contributor, and also (White American) Gene Marks did the unthinkable, and suddenly became a poor black kid. After reading his article it’s clear Mr. Marks has spent little, if any time with poor black kids, and little time considering the true sources of our nation’s achievement gap. I’m somewhat shocked he […]

What can you really say when your aunt tells you you’ve gained some weight when you arrive home for the holidays? This was me two years ago. I was infuriated and on the cusp of popping back with something unbelievably disrespectful, but thankfully I kept my thoughts to myself.  For one, I knew she might […]