Niceness is about maintaining the status quo. Kindness is revolutionary.

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Photo: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images


This Is Us

Light-skinned and part of the problem

Mixed-race woman looking out a window.
Mixed-race woman looking out a window.
Photo: Pasha Gray/Nappy


Biden is infinitely better than Trump, but he’s far from the progressive victory we’d hoped for.

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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash


Calories-in-calories-out is far from a perfect system.

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Photo by Ronit Shaked on Unsplash


Why it's not going anywhere if we just stop talking about it.

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Photo by Sylwia Bartyzel on Unsplash


Express Yourself

You have nothing to prove. Sometimes, the best thing to do is walk away.

Closeup of a Black woman’s eye, with light shining in a strip where her eyes is. Rest of face obscured by shadow.
Closeup of a Black woman’s eye, with light shining in a strip where her eyes is. Rest of face obscured by shadow.
Photo: Natalie Magee/EyeEm/Getty Images


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Photo by mrjn Photography on Unsplash


How the patriarchy impedes a woman’s right to be heard

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


What if we treated each other as divine beings?

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Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash


Your desire to play gatekeeper to the rights of others is ignorant and informed by patriarchal systems that you claim to disavow

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Photo by T. Chick McClure on Unsplash

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Leigh Green

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