Tagged Women

Kalki Koechlin: The Printing Machine | Unblushed

Through this powerful spoken-word poem, which has amassed over 1 million views– a strong satire against the media, social media, textbooks, and gossip magazines in India, Kalki Koechlin transforms into a printing machine, revealing how the “great Indian heritage fell to its knees at the mercy of our innocent little printing machines.” “With women’s empowerment…

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The WNBA Shuffle

This is quite interesting. I had an epiphany last night while watching what turned out to be a great game 3 of the NBA Finals between The Cleveland Cavaliers and the defending champs, the Golden State warriors. During a commercial break, almost before the end of the first half of play, an advertisement came on–and all I…

Black Women Share Their Hair Stories ft. Amandla Stenberg

Even in 2016, some folks are still having trouble wrapping their brains around the fact that different races have different types of hair and, therefore, a naturally different hairstyle. It’s deeper than hair choices–being forced to adhere to white beauty standards takes a psychological toll on black women.  Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games star and Teen Vogue cover…

Alysia Harris – “Cab Rides and the Morning After”

“I plan to be a sinner tonight, could have been something else but looked way to good in my red dress to be anything Christian.” – Alysia Harris In this emotional, introspection poem, Alysia Harris explores faith, womanhood, and sexuality during a trip to Turkey. She forces the listeners to reexamine her multi-layered experience. Stivers Row originally published…

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Dear America, We’re Not Invisible Anymore: “When I See Them I See Us”

The driving force behind the American Dream has always been about silencing the disposable bodies hidden underground, the invisible characters– simply as a result of the refusal of others to see them. The Dream requires one group to stay asleep, while the other stays awake. For too long, oppressed minorities in our country were asleep, segregated from their innate sense…

6 Questions with Ladies of the 6ix

We continue our coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival by interviewing “Ladies of the 6ix,” a few young Canadian professionals navigating Toronto’s diverse cultural environment: Abeer, Natasha, Yolanda, and Sharob. We explored the differences between American and Canadian social perceptions, the mental process of race and nationality, Toronto slang, regional differences, dating, and the…

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