Archive for the ‘feminism’ Category

For Black Women, Enjoying Sex is a Revolutionary Act of Resistance

Last year, I saw the Academy Award-winning movie by director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the mid-19th century. The movie presents the most honest, albeit heartbreaking, portrayals of American slavery that we’ve ever seen on film, and […]

Feminista Jones at @WoodhullSFA August 2014

I’m so excited to announce that I will be presenting at the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit this August in Alexandria, VA!! My workshop is on Sex-Positive Feminism in 40 Years of Hip-Hop Culture!! I am very excited to present on this subject, as Hip-hop and Sex-Positive Feminism are two of my most passionate topics of […]

Gender, Maternity Leave, and Home Financing

  Are you a woman looking to finance a home? Are you concerned about getting a mortgage at a decent rate? Are you worried about how your gender or family status might influence your eligibility or how you’re treated? Are you none of those things and still want to read an enraging, but compelling piece […]

Chimamanda and Me. Well… Kinda.

Nigerian author of Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (also known for her TED talk which appeared on Beyonce’s song, ***Flawless) appeared on Huffington Post Live and I was asked to submit a question for her to answer. This is a really great segment and she is thoughtful, eloquent, and just stunningly beautiful in her grace. I […]

FJ on @HuffPostLive “Did Media Fail Women in 2013?”

Hey everyone!! I got to do another exciting panel with awesome women about media portrayal in 2013! Jen Siebel Newsom @JenSiebelNewsom (San Francisco, CA) Founder & CEO, The Representation Project Marianne Schnall @marianneschnall Founder & Executive Director, Feminist.com; Author of “What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power” Lisa Belkin @lisabelkin (Westchester, NY) HuffPost Senior Columnist […]

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