Posts tagged feminism
The Best Feminist Moments of the Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics was an exciting one for women full of feminist moments. Unfortunately, there were plenty of anti-feminist moments where sexism was perpetuated and women's gender were being policed. But, women kicked ass, made history, and were just plain awesome! In case you missed any of the Olympic coverage, here's a recap of my favorite feminist moments.

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Questioning The Gender Binary In Sports

The summer Olympics is back and we need to talk about something we like to shy away from as a society: the gender binary in sports, the complications it causes, and whether we need it at all.

More and more, we are seeing the gender gap narrow in sports...

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Pansexual Visibility & Undoing Heteronormativity

Pride was bittersweet this year. We are still devastated and grieving over the Orlando shooting of 50 people at Pulse, a LGBTQ night club, AND we continue to proudly celebrate who we are. The celebration of LGBTQ feels even more important with the violence that recently happened. Though greater strides have been made towards the acceptance of gay and queer people, we still have a long way towards changing perceptions, beliefs, and the safety of LGBTQ people. I want to acknowledge the intersections like race, gender, and disability that many gay or queer people experience. Thus, the fight towards more acceptance and safety of being queer or gay is also a fight to end all social oppressions.

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Suzanne Singer: STEM Engineer on opportunities for Native Americans in STEM & Feminism Including Native Voices

"I think the most successful way to incorporate STEM into Native communities is to embed it in the culture and history. For example, Native Americans built remarkable engineering structures and homes that allowed them to live a certain lifestyle and to survive in sometimes harsh environments."

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Vilissa Thompson on Intersectionality, Dating Advice for Disabled Women, and being a Womanist

"I love what I do - I know that I am impacting the world in ways that are unique, empowering, and dynamic."

Vilissa is an amazing advocate for social change, especially around disability and Black women's rights, representation, and visibility. I'm honored to share her unique voice! In this interview, she shares about her experience as a disabled, Black woman, her advice for disabled women wanting to date, why she identifies as a Womanist instead of a Feminist, and being invited to the White House.

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Mother's Day Special! My Mom: Feminist Role Model, My Best Friend, and Life Long Bookworm

"Reading was my escape growing up in a dysfunctional world. It was my window into the world."

I've rarely heard my mom use the f-word in my life. And, by the f-word, I mean feminism/feminist. But, even though I’ve rarely heard her use it, she's always had feminist beliefs, and I consider her one of my feminist role models. 

In addition to being one of my feminist role models, my mom’s been an amazing parent, something she never thought she’d be good at. My mom has been everything nurturing, loving, and caring. She’s given me space and acceptance to be myself, been completely supportive, and has made continuous sacrifices, as many mothers do, to put her family first.

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Anita Cameron: Black Womyn Disability Rights Activist, One Million Gimp March

"I was called the "angry Black woman" in an effort to silence me and put me down. I turned it around on my detractors and started Angry Black Womyn to highlight Blackness and disability, how we intersect and how sometimes, there is conflict."

Anita Cameron is a passionate Black womyn, disability rights activist who writes about various, intersectional issues on her site, Musings of an Angry Black Womyn, and is organizing the One Million Gimp March. In this interview, Anita shares more about her intersectionality, some important issues facing disabled folks, and her life long activism. This woman has done A LOT of amazing, vital work in the world, and I feel honored to share her voice!

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