My tattoos do not change the systems at hand, but they do announce to myself and others that I exist in multitudes and no one can take that away from me. By Amari Gaiter If I could travel back in time and
Do not step out of line, if you do, there will be consequences. TW/CW: mentions of (threats of) sexual violence/r*pe, white supremacist violence, racial slurs, doxxing, and online harassment An unfortunate reality for many young writers looking to break into the world
It’s strange to see myself in Wanda—a red-headed white woman with magical powers—but as a Black woman with PTSD, I understand her use of sitcoms to escape her trauma. This piece includes discussion of domestic violence, trauma, and mental illness. It
'The Umbrella Academy' presents Vanya as a villain—and she is understood as such by many fans—but, in truth, she is the one who has been the most victimized. This essay contains spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 of 'The Umbrella Academy.'
I used to believe that displaying any kind of vulnerability—particularly love, which I believe to be the pinnacle of radical softness—meant getting hurt. By Clarkisha Kent Trauma has made me a cold bitch. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.