Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

For generations, those of us with black bodies have been questioned, threatened and treated as if we’re less than human. I would love to move through the world without experiencing any sort of harassment, whether it be racist or meant as a compliment. Microaggressions can take on many forms, and actions that some nonblack people see as well-meaning — such as praising and trying to touch a black woman’s hair — can feel violating.

During the summer, dappled sunlight transports me back in time. Here’s how.

Suddenly I’m 13 again, waiting for my mom to pick me up from swim practice

I say ‘I’m sorry’ way too much. I’m refusing to do so anymore — and I challenge other women to do the same.

Refusing to over-apologize doesn’t make women rude

I work as an art tutor for high schoolers. The way they choose to portray female bodies is deeply worrying.

It’s easy to help students with skills — but more difficult to change their perceptions of beauty