With the exception of Jennifer Hudson winning an Oscar for her amazing turn as the glamorous yet jilted Effie in Dreamgirls, every single Oscar that a minority actress has won has been for portraying a negative or otherwise stereotypical role.

#OscarsSoWhite: When Art Doesn't Imitate Life

If 93% of the Academy is White, but as of 2014, only 62% of Americans were White, and art is supposed to imitate life... Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   02.2.16   |   SHARE
Since when has "just don't get pregnant" been an effective promotion of reproductive health?

The Zika Virus: Why Now Is The Time For Reproductive Justice In Latin America

Use insect repellent, sleep under a mosquito net, and just don’t get pregnant — is this the best we can do for Latin American women? Read...
Melissa Petro    |   02.2.16   |   SHARE
No girls allowed? No thanks. Image: Pinterest

5 Ways Men Can Make The Man Cave A Feminist Space

Break out of a binary, gendered pattern of thinking. “All guys are into this” and “women are only into that” is Man Cave thinking. Read...
Chris O'Brien    |   02.1.16   |   SHARE
For the very first time, I was well and I was whole.

I Didn't Ask For Your Opinion On My Psych Meds

I don’t want your green smoothie recipe, your yoga pamphlet, or your Google search results on the meds I take. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   01.31.16   |   SHARE
Victims are still arrested and sometimes imprisoned in states with Safe Harbor.

When Sex Trafficking Victims Go To Prison

When the police arrested Wendy Barnes's pimp, it appeared as if she were free at last, she recalls during our phone interview. “Maybe this nightmare Read...
Suzannah Weiss    |   01.29.16   |   SHARE
Having someone steal my cancer history and co-opt it...is unbelievably violating.

Someone Plagiarized My Cancer Story

Having someone steal my cancer history and co-opt it for their first-person Facebook blog is unbelievably violating. Somehow, it feels almost as Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   01.29.16   |   SHARE
I kept crying for a long time — long after everyone else had stopped crying. (image credit: Ashlee Wells Jackson)

Born Too Soon: Discussing The Death Of My First Child

“I don’t even know what to say, Joni. Your baby isn’t alive.” Read...
Joni Edelman    |   01.22.16   |   SHARE
CultureSex + LoveBodiesVoices
The BIG Bang McGillicuddy.

Why I Strip

“Why would you do that? You have a daughter. Why would you put yourself in that position?” Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   01.20.16   |   SHARE