BLACK FEminism

February 24, 2017

Feminism Because it Sounds Nice

Used my brother’s bodies

Like brown tree stumps

On which to stand.

Like their color was your platform.

And when you

And Mott

And Stanton

And all the other suffragettes

With hand painted portraits

And lifetime biopics

And artificial critical acclaim

...

January 27, 2017

Dear Mom,

I stood beside a woman and heard her shouts. Beneath her fearless voice I could easily detect the familiar sounds of fear, anger and steadfastness. The others around me were intimidated by her confidence, martyred by the wrinkles in her brows and screech in h...

December 19, 2016

The Two of Us

The bars slam shut on a jail cell of brown skin

While you and I watched those who only know our color

To cover their babysitters and security guards at our school.

“So, like, would you ever get with a Black girl?”

While they learned where to buy bras,

and how t...

December 13, 2016

Criminal Record

Conviction: to be born a Black woman

with lips swollen to perfection

like eyes mourning the daily abuses

pronounced through pearly teeth of an ingrate:

Birthed through blood,

strengthened by stolen milk

Shackles ringing out in anthem,

a call and response...

October 25, 2016

To white feminists who say that I say nothing,

White women who wish for their feminist views to be recognized need realize that those supposed universal ideologies regarding equality are not actually universal and that they have not only failed to aid their Black female...

August 5, 2016

Dear Black Twitter Culture,

The Black female body has been degraded throughout history: physically throughout slavery, mentally through sexualization, and emotionally, by “jokes” and slander from the community it aims to support most of all: Black males. “If the purge w...

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