Danielle Bahi is a professional makeup artist, and the Femme Founder of @BahiCosmetics, an all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free, Black woman owned cosmetic line. Bahi is realizing her dream of using the Afro-Caribbean herbalist tradition to create a high-quality, modern cosmetics line that works for all women of color.
People engaging with the hashtag jumped at the chance to make similar cis-normative statements about menstruation and the period tax. As soon tweets including critiques of their gender essentialism entered the conversation, they claimed that they had a clear superior argument – their reasoning being that they ‘accurately understand biology.'
We are #CoveredGirl4Coverage. United to #BeBoldEndHyde with our partner All* Above All.
All* Above All unites organizations and individuals to build support for lifting the bans that deny abortion coverage. Our vision is to restore public insurance coverage so that every woman, however much she makes, can get affordable, safe abortion care when she needs it.
In the US, abortion is a safe and legal way to end a pregnancy. Abortion is a medical procedure which takes the form of either an in-clinic abortion or the abortion pill. Many states place barriers on access to a safe and legal abortion through TRAP laws, 72-hour waiting periods, and parental consent requirements.
Through years of recognizing our illness we have slowly progressed in the idea of pointing out the wrongs of victim blaming, slut-shaming, and the trivialization of rape. And when we say we ‘rape’ in anything it is not only the act of nonconsensual sex, it is the act of dehumanizing someone in a violent manner. Not just physically violence it’s a mental and emotional violence as well.
I’m sure you’ve been up to your usual business of silencing and blaming rape survivors while justifying egregious acts of violence. It has been awhile since we’ve had a direct encounter, five years to be exact, but like any oppressive force in society, you’ve continued to linger.
From Monday, September 19 through Friday, September 23 we will be unearthing the reality of rape culture and we will be exploring how it appears in our everyday lives, in the media, and most importantly, how we can end it.
Antoinette Brock, creator of The Name Project, is a photographer, writer, director, and videographer from Los Angeles, CA. Brock earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Teaching from Howard University in Washington D.C.
Colorism describes the discrimination and rejection against those based on shades of skin tone within the same ethnic group. Colorism, a child of racism, is essentially the perpetuation of white supremacy. As white people and their whiteness are preferred, people of color with lighter skin are treated in higher regard than darker skinned people of color.