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Does My Headwrap Bother You?

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I asked myself this question because I am black. Because I’ve been told all my life that I have to make sure I make the right impression when I step out into the world. Recently, I began interning at a progressive, eloquent but totally chill...

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Got a Breast Reduction and Men Shamed Me for It

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Apparently, I insulted the boner. I was also ready for the inevitable criticism. I knew this story would reach a lot of women who may not have found a space to truly discuss such a taboo topic. I know I’ve had a difficult time finding...

I’m Tired of All the Disrespect for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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The idea that going to a predominately white institution equals better professors, a better education, and a better chance of getting a job after graduation is inherently racist and untrue. One day I woke up, and Twitter had exploded. A young Black woman had gotten...

5 Things That Happened When I Went to the Club For The First Time In 3 Years

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A few weeks ago, I went to the club for the first time in about three years. I had a wonderful time, mainly because it was a hilarious experience. It’s no secret that going to the club when you’re 30 is different than going to...

How to Handle Rejection Like a (Rick Ross) Boss

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In the words of Mr. Ross, “Who ever thought that fat girl would grow into Oprah, or that boy Rick Ross will be moldin’ the culture. A couple of months ago a guy I really liked broke my heart. I don’t usually dwell on things,...

I’m a Single Black Girl and I Refuse to be Scared by the Statistics Saying I Will Never Get Married

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Statistically speaking, black women do have a tougher time in the world of dating, but what’s the benefit in knowing that? As a black woman I’m probably more likely to get struck by lightning than get married. Okay, I definitely made that up. But with...