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“Just feel it,” my friend said. “Take it as your father speaking to you, telling you how much he loves you.” (Image via YouTube)

"This Is Us" Mirrors Watching My Absent Black Father Die of Cancer

When This Is Us debuted, I was all in. What I didn’t expect is that it would touch my heartstrings in a way I hadn’t prepared for. Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
Families
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How Drag Queens Like Lady Bunny Inspire A Straight Biracial Woman Like Me

Drag queens, like Lady Bunny, teach outsiders to embrace ourselves and to embrace others. That means doing more than demonstrating tolerance. Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE
Voices
Though my father meant it as a compliment, the word “othered” my mother, younger sisters, and me.

When Your White Father Calls You "Exotic"

For years, my white father called my mother’s beauty an “exotic” beauty. When I started to come into my own, he began calling me “exotic,” too. It Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   11.11.16   |   SHARE
Voices

The Problem With Racial Fetishization

Fetishizing women of color isn't a compliment. It's just another form of objectification. Read...
Sarah Gladstone    |   06.3.14   |   SHARE
Sex + Love