these bridges/still hold us

to my white feminist sisters/sisters that use my back/to break the glass ceiling/ceiling that can only be shattered/by you/not me/sister that will never be your sister/sister outsider do not hang pictures of me/on your wall/wall of phony solidarity/solidarity only meant for/your sisters/sisters that rewrite herstory/herstory that first belonged to me resist the urge to tell…

Not Your Fetish

If you haven’t heard about the ‘Asian Fetish’, a great example of so called ‘benevolent racism’ and micro-aggressions, there are many articles and resources written by Asian women documenting their experiences with this phenomenon.  

I Ain’t Ya Mammy

Recently, while binge-watching “A Different World,” I came across an episode which had a particular impact. The sitcom, a spin-off of The Cosby Show, A Different World, takes a look into the lives of a group of college students at the fictional HBC, Hillman College. In the episode, Whitley Gilbert chose pieces of artwork to include…

Black Face, White Lies: The Rachel Dolezal Story

Twitter was in a tizzy Thursday night after Rachel Dolezal was “outed” by her white parents as being a white woman, passing as black. Rachel Dolezal was the president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. She’s an adjunct professor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University. She’s a wife to a black man and…