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bloody thoughts

cw: sexual assault i’m lying (in bed) feeling a weight // like a weight my body – a flickering bulb energy drains out as if electricity were liquid dripping from my veins crackling, sizzling ...

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We Burn They Build Pt. 1 of 6

bluestockings magazine is very proud and excited to feature Khari Jackson’s comic “We Burn They Build: The Impacts of white Supremacy on Black Families and Communities and the Foster Care to Prison...

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Queer Indian Art

I am a queer Indian American who’s interested in engaging with, and reclaiming, queer Hindu visual imagery and experiences through art creation. I especially engage with ideas of gender, sexu...

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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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