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Black Women Have Long Celebrated Their Sexuality Through Music

From Lucille Bogan in the 1930s to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion today, Black women have long celebrated their sexuality. Hess Love’s “Heauxin’ Blues” playlist proves this. Black sexuality has been celebrated in song for generations. Suffice it to say, we been talking about, singing about, rapping about fucking. However, many “respectable” Black folks...


What Celebrities Get Wrong About Criticism

Conflating criticism with hate is dangerous. Criticism is how we encourage growth and positive change, while shame and hatred serve to stifle both. Late last week, I had the misfortune of learning who Sarah Dessen is. One of her tweets was circulating my timeline, where she commented on a screenshot of what she painted as...


Black Women Suffer From Eating Disorders Too, Stop Pushing Us Out Of Those Conversations

Black women are expected to live up to conflicting beauty standards, which result in contentious relationships with ourselves, our bodies, and our food. TW: discussions of eating disorders, fatphobia, and misogynoir My grandfather was the first man I ever trusted. He taught me early on that my curiosity was to be rewarded, not punished. That...