Category: media

Mammy 2.0: Black Women Won’t Save You, So Stop Asking

Black women don’t owe you shit. Let me state that plainly and clearly so that my readers clearly understand where this is going. The year was 2016. Two rich, older White people were running to be leader of one of the most dangerous terrorist nations in the world. The people had to choose a side […]

FJ on Jay Z’s 4:44 for @EqualityForHER

Women in Hip-Hop matter. I’ve long been committed to documenting and educating about Hip-Hop culture, not just because I grew up in it and own it as my own, but also because women, especially women of color, are too often shut out of Hip-Hop discourse. Our ideas and opinions are regularly dismissed as invalid. Part […]

FJ Interviews Vivian D. Nixon for NY Women’s Foundation

I was so honored to have the opportunity to speak with a phenomenal activist, Vivian D. Nixon, for NY Women’s Foundation. She has worked tirelessly to advocate for women who have been incarcerated and her story is powerful. Read more in the newest e-zine by NYF here Support the New York Women’s Foundation here

This Isn’t The “Magic” We Are Talking About

For the past 2-3 years, the idea of “Black Girl Magic” exploded on social media platforms as a celebration of the wonder, joy, and triumph of Black women and girls. I remember when Cashawn Thompson began spreading the word that “Black Girls Are Magic!” and we collectively jumped on the positivity train. Why the focus […]

We Have Had to Defend Ourselves Against Online Threats

Check out my latest for the NY Times about online harassment and how we need to actively address this issue   For several years, I have endured vile, occasionally violent, harassment on social media. When you’re a woman who speaks up about feminism, race, liberation and the like, you can expect pushback. Too many have […]

Writing About Online Harassment

Greetings all! I have a new piece featured with the Women’s Media Center’s Speech Project about cross-platform online harassment. ┬áIt was important to me that I write about it from the perspective of a Black woman who openly identifies as feminist because our challenges are unique and underrepresented. Please read the article and share with […]

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