“I wore a hooded shirt with a suit jacket which is a look I really enjoy but there aren’t any pictures of me in it because I’m not important, so I avoided trying to make people care about me by skipping most of the red carpet.”
“For whatever reason, Stanley assumes that these contemporary characters are living in the same post-racial world that many people prefer to pretend we’re already living in. It’s within the confines of this utopia that these characters appear to be nothing more than sexually charged Angry Black Women, instead of oppressed minorities living in a white man’s world.”
The Speakeasy is starting a book club to read QTPOC-relevant books, and you’re all invited to join.
Saturday, September 20th, “Words With Girls” is premiering at HBO/BET’s Urbanworld Festival in New York.
“The show that likely influenced my decision to write was Boy Meets World, because when it started, I literally didn’t understand that it was scripted. I thought some kid named Cory Matthews had people follow him around all day and film his life.”
If you want to reminisce about your teenage summers, enjoy a good book or just a good cry, This One Summer is the book for you.
Lesbian relationship comedy, WORDS WITH GIRLS, premieres on ColorCreative.tv September 23rd.
Everyone’s favorite Gotham City Detective will be a regular on the hotly anticipated new show from Fox.
“When I was thirteen years old I began starving myself. I did so, in short, because I wanted so desperately to be thin. And by thin, I mainly meant white.”
“Black motherhood and bodily autonomy has been historically undermined and often robbed from Black women in numerous ways. From this country’s first visions of us as wild oversexed Jezebels able to easily produce the next generation of slaves and doting mammies, caretakers and nannies for our slave-master’s children, we haven’t been seen as individual and capable loving nurturers to children.”
“We cannot wait for trickle down policies to create change for our community. We have to create visibility and accountability so that we have the opportunity to tell our stories and survive another day.”
The track finally puts to rest the empty calls for “peace” amidst ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri since the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
“[ICE] should not be detaining transgender women, period.”
Surrogacy agencies within and without the United States are using legal loopholes to profit from poor women and women of color’s bodies.
Women’s studies. What the f*ck is that? And how the f*ck did it get that way? Let’s find out!
“For the first time in my life, a teacher calls me out on sleeping in class when I’ve been awake the whole time. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened earlier, because kids have made fun of my eyes since preschool.”
One woman’s well-intentioned crusade to end street harassment has some racially insensitive side-effects.
Emily Rios, who plays lesbian reporter Adriana Mendez in FX series The Bridge, came out during an interview at TCA’s FX day.
I talked with the flat-out amazing Laverne Cox about everything from Emmy reactions to deconstructing transgender tropes in a John Legend video to dealing with intersections of racism and transmisogyny. It was awesome.
“Friess reacted to Mannie’s request that white gay men stop referring to themselves as ‘strong black women’ by threatening to withdraw hypothetical support of black women’s political and social issues (none of which he actually names)! That’s not allyship, that’s just another example of a person in power offering abstract and highly conditional support to an oppressed group of people with whom he claims a false and unrequited kinship.”