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Trans and Nonbinary Fitness Trainers Are Building Tiny Empires on Instagram.

Can an Exiled Lesbian Exist?

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Welcome to the Hellmouth

Trump Reportedly Terminated All Members Of HIV/AIDS Council Without Explanation.

Doll Parts

Erica Garner Declared Brain Dead After Heart Attack. This is devastating.

How Hospitals Are Failing Black Mothers.

The Future Is Female.

Recy Taylor, Who Fought for Justice After a 1944 Rape, Dies at 97.

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Why Black People Own Guns. This is simplistically titled but attempts to parse out the many intersections of being black in America while exercising your second amendment rights.

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  1. That Catapult letter (the first link) could have been me. I was pretty much in this position with my boyfriend – he was good, but didn’t really give that kind of creative intellectual excitement I was after (we had other intellectual connections but not the same). We eventually broke up but we’re still close and it was for the best really.

    And oof that exiled lesbian piece. Too close to home.

  2. Jenn Jackson’s article on white people actively investing in anti-racism was excellent! Combination of framing ideas succinctly, with a host of practical concrete actions to take in 2018. Thanks!

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