Why We Need To Treat All Skin Tones Equally

The story of colourism is deeply anti-feminist. It is the story of femininity diminishing with skin darkness, romantic rejection by men both black and white and a society that denies women of colour agency and fullness of emotion. I argue this because the elevation of black women of lighter skin tones indicates a society with...

Daddy Lessons

Beyoncé, Sylvia Plath & the Cultural Canon of Women’s Pain. When Beyoncé’s Lemonade was but a mysterious, shadowy hour blocked out on HBO’s schedule for the evening of Saturday 23rd April 2016 – that is, before the world had been exposed to the newest piece of work by one of our most vitally important working...

Nicki Minaj Feelin’ Myself

The latest instalment of, ‘My Therapist Gave Me An Assignment: Write about Your Ex’ Nicki Minaj among other amazing female artists like Sia, Robyn, and DJ Venus X have quite literally become my saving grace. I remember waiting for one of my friends in Bryant Park right before Ghostbusters was about to start. I was...

Feminism and the Male Gaze

Taking a closer look at the way feminism and publicly embracing sexuality fit together. When Emma Watson publicly voiced her concern about Beyoncé’s feminism being “very conflicted” because of the “male voyeuristic experience of her” earlier last year, even the last person had to admit that she still had a long way to go. The...

Fangirls are Cyborgs

If you’re not a fan, have never been a fan and would rather drink a glass of spit than be called a fangirl in public – this isn’t for you. Please see yourself out.