Voices Leak Identities: On Speaking Up

Featured Illustration: Melissa Koby Voices leak identities, someone told me recently when I confessed to being terrified of public speaking. I had been asked to present a lecture on the cultural aspects of slavery, for an online seminar. In spite of feeling confident about the topic, I was aware of a familiar pervasive feeling of…

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The Balanced Dualism of Portraying a Feminist Utopia: The Bold Type

Featured Image: The Bold Type, Freeform If you’ve scrolled through Netflix in search of a better alternative to Emily in Paris, chances are that your eye has caught Freeform’s critically acclaimed series The Bold Type. Premiered in 2017, the show’s four seasons have finally landed on Netflix and Hulu and have been trending ever since. As a…

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On Pageants and Dethroning Misogyny: Why Filipina Queens Are Phenomenal

Featured Image: Miss Universe Philippines Organization Through the years, the Philippines has shown the universe its beauty, talent, and intellect. We are known to be the second most-crowned country and a powerhouse in beauty pageants next to Venezuela and the United States after the Philippines’ commendable finish in the ‘Big 4′ beauty pageants. The display…

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Embrace Her Lead: On Uplifting Women

Twelve. Age twelve was the first time that I was bullied for the color of my skin. I clearly remember running back home from the bus stop evening after evening, and crying to my mother until all of the energy was drained out of my body. Though I don’t have many memories of my middle…

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Meghan Markle Doesn’t Need To Be a Saint – She’s a Real Person

Featured Image: Max Mumby/Indigo The beginning of March’s press cycle focused on the bullying allegations against Meghan Markle from previous royal aides. Prior to this, press concerning the Duchess of Sussex had continuously vilified and sought out to stain her character at convenient times. Notably, it has mainly been tabloid and right-wing media representations of…

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Black Women Breaking Race and Gender Barriers At Work

It’s no secret to us Black women that we are absent at work. Operation Black Vote found that in 1000 U.K. organisations, only 3.5% of Black people were at the top of a company, with 12.9% in the general workplace. Less than a quarter of these positions are held by Black women. It’s enough to…

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Almost Empowered: Reclaiming Feminism in a Not-So-Inclusive Space

Sarah Everard was taken minutes from my home on a street I drive down multiple times a week and have walked down more times than I can count. Her abduction and murder, and the movement that has followed, have been sobering and we are all too aware of how easily it could have been one…

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Under The Rug: What the Sexual Abuse Scandal at My High School Can Teach Us About Womanhood

Featured Illustration: Nadezda Grapes Trigger Warning: The following article describes a sexual abuse scandal at a high school in Toronto, Ontario, and how it reflects the much bigger cultural problem of sweeping abuse under the rug. . . . “Be careful about being alone with him.” I was fifteen. It was one of the first…

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