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

My male partner has told me over and over, “I really don’t care whether you shave your legs or not.” I appreciate this, but I’ve known for years that I shave my legs not to be attractive to him but to avoid being judged by other women. I know that building confidence in my natural body will take time. It makes me feel bolder to remember that for thousands and thousands of years, women didn’t give a second thought to their leg hair (the way men continue to do today).

Still, the patriarchy wants me to be so ashamed of my natural body that I spend any amount of money and time and pain to pretend body hair doesn’t exist. I don’t want the patriarchy to win.

These Native American women are reclaiming a ‘stolen’ part of their identity: Their language

With half of the nation’s native languages extinct, these women are dedicating their lives to preserving theirs

This 20-year-old found her voice after George Floyd’s death. Now, she’s protesting again.

Rayveen Koha-Jallah lives about 20 minutes from Brooklyn Center, Minn., where Daunte Wright was fatally shot