Category: technology

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 […]

Combating Cyber Violence with @UN_Women #OrangeDay

I was honored to have been invited to share my experiences with online harassment and the work of #YouOKSis on #OrangeDay. I joined Emily May (Hollaback!) and Jamia Wilson (Feminist Press) on a panel moderated by Emily Mahaney (Glamour Magazine). If you missed it, you can watch it here:

Chronicles of a Single Black Woman Dating Online: Part 1

Guest Blogger, Asa Todd (@sanitythief), has been exploring online dating as a single Black woman in her 30s. This series chronicles her journey, the ups-and-downs and ins-and-outs.            After working through and healing from a break up of a relationship of over two years, I decided to get back in the […]

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.  It 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 […]

The Perilous Life of a Woman Writer Online

I have been blogging consistently since 2004 and I began getting paid for my written words in 2012. Though I have published a novel, have appeared in anthologies and journals, and speak publicly, most of my content appears online. My work has been featured in the digital spaces of publications like TIME, EBONY, Salon, Washington Post, BlogHer, and […]

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