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More than “Model Minority”

I never had to go out of my way to interact with other Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) folks back home in San Diego. I could be sure that any space I entered would be full of other Asians, a...

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#JennicetAtBrown

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a Latina activist, organizer, and co-founder of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. On April 24, 2016, she spoke at Brown University, on trans liberation and the physica...

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Dominican Anti-Blackness

*** We were socialized from an early age to name blackness. To taunt it, to call it names. My friends and I compared skin colors as we played the “who’s blacker?” game. “You’re blacker than m...

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Behind the Curtains

Editor’s content warning: sexual abuse Before, when we were mother and daughter in blood and fact, we spread a blanket out behind our old home in Virginia like my mother and I had done years ...

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An Interview with Loretta Ross

I had the privilege of sitting down and having a conversation with Loretta Ross, a life-long advocate for reproductive justice and co-founder of SisterSong, a reproductive justice organization for ...

The Paradox of “Pretty”

You can never flank “pretty” with enough scarequotes. “Pretty” is a nothing-word. When you’re raised female, you learn that “pretty” has little to do with the skin protecting your flesh or the fles...

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Self Care Through Collage

After a serious injury, I had to reevaluate the ways in which I healed not only physically but mentally as well. Collaging became a key to my self-care. Creating and putting something out in the wo...

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#OpalAtBrown (A Storify)

On March 19, 2016, Opal Tometi spoke at Brown University as part of the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Women’s History Month series, Imagine Resistance: Movements for a Better World. The f...

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Never Apologize / Year of the Pig

Okay I got this, I think, as I realize that I have exactly 15 minutes to get 45 minutes into Brooklyn if I’m going to be an hour late. I make sure my vape is in my pocket. I look for my new french ...

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