Can a Black Girl Be a Gentrifier?

can a black girl be a gentrifier? i ask myself this a lot these days. no fixed gear bike or constant trips to whole foods. but i wear my horn rimmed warbry parkers and cradle my diana ross and bee gees vinyl records. the blurred line of false individualism and the desire to be above…

Interview with Olaronke Akinmowo

Artist, yogi, self-proclaimed bibliophile, and avid biker, Olaronke Akinmowo plans to bring black women literature to the forefront this summer in New York City. The born and bred Brooklynite, Akinmowo is promoting a mobile library in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn called The Free Black Woman’s Library. The purpose of the library is to promote black women writers. Ola…

Bitchtopia Exclusive: An Interview with Bulletproof Stockings, the Chasidic Band for All Women

As anti-Semitism is on the rise all over the world, it’s unexpected to see a Chasidic women’s indie band being covered on every news station in the NY tri-state area. Perl Wolfe and Dalia Shusterman make up the band Bulletproof Stockings, which performs music for all women, by women, is making men feel excluded all…

I Still Want to be One of the Girls

The unapologetic girl-rock project, Vivian Girls, who have been outstanding female voices in music, called it quits on Wednesday, January 22nd. They announced their final shows close to their home cities, LA and New York.  While Ali Koehler, Cassie Ramone and Katy Goodman will continue to work on various other musical projects, the end of Vivian…