Feminism Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

This article was originally published on PolicyMic. You can read it HERE. Last spring I submitted an entry to Michele Norris’ Race Card Project, a forum for an “honest” conversation about race in just six words. My six words were “White Feminism. I live with contradiction” and underneath my entry, I explained: “I’m proud to be a feminist, […]

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Mirror, Mirror…Whoops

My uncle asked me once why I spent so much time in front of a mirror, concerned with how I looked if I’m a quote-un-quote feminist. Apparently, wanting to feel beautiful and empowered as a woman makes me a contradiction. Apparently. And being a feminine feminist that stands in front of the mirror, insecure and […]

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The Race Card Project: WHITE Feminism. I Live With Contradiction.

Original post date: 8/04/12 I googled my name last night… on a whim. And I realized that my submission to Michele Norris’, The Race Card Project, was published! I sent it in after Michele Norris visited Duke to talk about her book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. This is an excerpt from Norris’ website […]

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White Feminism-2x the Contradiction

Original post date: 5/30/12 White Feminism: How come I had to read another essay about white privilege in order to really get it. That being a “white feminist” adds another layer to the contradictions and complexities of FEMINISM. Feminist Contradiction #1: I’m empowering women by embracing the feminine/what makes us women, while simultaneously rejecting what […]

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Fraternizing With Feminism

Original post date: 6/04/12 When I first started “blogging” for Develle Dish, I posted with reservation, holding back just enough so it didn’t have to reveal anything too personal about myself. Because everyone knows that it’s okay to believe in feminist values, but to BE a feminist automatically equates you with an unattractive anti-femininity, man […]

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