Category Archives: Politics
Radical Self Love: Writing Intimate Spaces in the Era of Tyranny (Essay 3 of 52)
Grayscale image. 2 fists raised in the air, against the clouds. Hashtags resist, radical, selflove, and subversive. quote by Mariam Williams

    This week’s essay is posted on The Thought Erotic for its inauguration issue, “We the People Won’t Be…

Radical Love is Intersectional

I came across the above quote last semester in my academic research but returned to it in June, when the…

Consciousness as a Form of Resistance

Last week I had the privilege of attending Freedom Dreams Freedom Now, a conference sponsored by the Social Justice Initiative at…

My Best Posts of 2013

I’m a little late on looking back, but I wrote 67 posts in 2013. Here’s my top 10 list of…

The Feminist First Lady Question Continues

Since reading a few comments to “Michelle Obama is role model, but maybe not a feminist one,” my most recent…

Working on the Unfinished Business 50 Years Later

Update 8/29/2013: A slightly longer version has since been cross-posted here on HuffPost Black Voices. Update 8/29/2013: The “Black Lives…

No Country (or graduate degree) for Black Feminists

In a few short months, I’ll have to make a very important decision. I’ll have to write a personal statement…

White Girl Dipped in Chocolate?

Many years ago, my father said that by the time I have children, they’ll be white kids dipped in chocolate….

Bringing Black Churches into Reproductive Justice

(For the first Faith & Feminism Friday of 2013, I’m a guest contributor on the “Feminism and Religion” blog. The…

Why Race Should Matter to Pro-Choice Activists

  As I progress with subsequent drafts of my book, I’ve been meeting with another writer for accountability and feedback….

9 of the Most Memorable Moments for Black Women in 2012

On this last day of 2012, I’m sharing the moments from throughout the year that are most memorable to me…

The Storyteller Makes the Difference

I haven’t seen the new film, “Lincoln,” yet (and with what may be a pinched nerve making it hard to…

Pretty Biblical

Sometimes I read posts written as responses to something unusual and esoteric written online and wonder how the respondent found…

GRITS Living in Red
illustration: electoral map

I’ve been trying to compose something about the election for the past two weeks, but I haven’t had much to…

Called to Love in Election 2012

“to be ‘feminist’ in any authentic sense of the term is to want for all people, female and male, liberation…

God’s Gift of Rape – The Reprise

I’ve already addressed “God’s gift of rape,” but since Indiana republican senate candidate Richard Mourdock has put the phrase back…

The Case of the Disappearing Woman, the Unidentified Poor, and the Returning Blogger

A number of the feminists I follow on Twitter noticed something during the debates last night: women and their rights…

First Lady Love

I love my First Lady. I was so pumped after watching her speech last night, it took me an extra…

When Christianity and Feminism Don’t Get Along

The following is part of a real text conversation that took place February 2, 2012. ME: Did u know the…

God’s gift of rape?

The following is a real* text conversation that took place on February 24, 2012, between me and @Bill1phd, who describes…

Show Me the Vagina!
my timeline 6-14

  If you inquired as to why #VaginaMovieLines was trending on Twitter on Thursday, June 14, you found out that…

Why Black Voters Should Be Mad at Obama (and themselves)

I’ve spent the past several days absorbing commentary via social media and NPR about President Obama’s views on same-sex marriage…

WTF is going on in Arizona?

According to the Huffington Post and also reported in the International Business Times, Arizona state legislator Debbie Lesko has drafted…

Deep South sexism and racism live on in Limbaugh

I’ve been reading At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance—A New History of the Civil…

When man-made laws protect us from bad faith

Because faith is so personal, I try to avoid looking at it objectively or commenting on religions that are not…

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