Archive for the ‘Women, Generally Speaking’ Category

The Perilous Life of a Woman Writer Online

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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 […]

FJ Goes to London for #WOWLDN

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Hello!! I recently had the opportunity to travel to London, England to speak at the Women of the World (WOW) Festival at Southbank Center. I was honored to be invited and I had a BLAST. It was so awesome to connect with so many of my fans and readers in London as well as meet […]

Does “Black Male Privilege” Exist? A Checklist

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Of course it does, silly! lol I found this piece and thought it was an interesting checklist of indicators that Black Male Privilege exists. Some of the points and examples aren’t sex-positive (Ex: 15. I can purchase pornography that typically shows men defile women by the common practice of the “money shot.” and 26. When I consume […]

Feminista Jones on @huffpostlive 10.16.14

Hey hey good people!! I was invited, once again, to join Caroline (my boo in my head) to talk about news affecting women We were joined by Naama Bloom @NaamaBloom (New York, NY) Founder & CEO, HelloFlo.com and Jenny Kutner @jennykutner (New York, NY) Assistant Editor, Salon. Awesome show!   Check it out here    

Race & Motherhood on @thefrisky

I was invited to weigh in on the recent arrest of Debra Harrell, a Black mother who left her daughter in a park a few hundred feet away from where she worked. This arrest sparked a lot of discussion about Black motherhood, racist approaches to demonizing certain mothers, and how we need to do more […]

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