By A.J. Savage “WHOSE STREETS?…OUR STREETS!” These words were chanted by 200 something riders on Saturday August 1st 2015. The event is called Clitoral Mass and it is hosted by Boyle Heights Latinx group Ovarian Psychos. This year I had the pleasure to volunteer and ride with them and see Women, Trans, Gender Non Conforming…
I Saw My Rapist for the First Time in Five Years, and No I Don’t Have A Clever Title for This Essay
#BlkGrrrl #Fem2 It has been about six years since we’ve been in each other’s space. And it’s only been a handful of times that I’ve referred to him by title: my rapist.
The weight of that sometimes felt like too much. Far too much, and the un-doing of the emotional work done in the past few years which allowed me to name my experience.
The Bare Minimum is Worthiness
There are many, who long before me, figured out that success is what you determine it to be. That worthiness is innate. I am a fat, middle-aged unemployed, “uneducated” Black woman and yes, I am valuable. You are valuable too, whether we have amazing careers, a fine pedigree, are the right skin color, body size, body ability, mental or physical health, gender, or not. That being said, I still must survive and deserve, more than that to thrive, because I exist.
The Scary Gangsters of South Central Los Angeles
By Teka Lark In South Central Los Angeles there is a gang war going on, but not the one they are writing about. There will be #100days100nights of terror, because every day a person gets foreclosed on in South Central. Everyday a person loses their job and every day someone joins the ranks of our…
Poll: Best Film Directors
When we do these polls people often say, “Hey, this is the best BLACK women, because that is not everybody.” And our response is, “On #BlkGrrrl we are everybody.” Stop worrying about being so damn fair, no one else is. Video clips beneath the poll. Julie Dash’s Daughter of the Dust Amma Asante’s Belle Dee…