Bisexuality and the Magic of Oppression

This past Wednesday, September 24th was Bisexual Visibility Day, a time to celebrate those in the LGBTQ community who have an attraction to more than one gender. Of course, social media was filled with stories, shows of support and discussions regarding and involving those who are bisexual. One such discussion focused on whether or not…

Fitting in During Black History Month

Growing up Haitian in the 90s in America wasn’t…pleasant. I’ve heard it all from, “Didn’t Haitians get AIDs first?” to “Did your parents come on a boat?” And of course, I’ve been hit with the “Wow. You don’t look Haitian. You actually have lots of hair!” Thanks a lot, guys ~__~. Feel free to tuck…

Little Eyes, Little Ears

**trigger warning for domestic violence** I was twelve years old when I woke up to the sounds of my mother being abused. It was a school night, and the part of the living room I shared with my brother that also served as our room was pitch black. I laid on the top bunk frozen…

Wait a Minute, Sis: My Response to Michaela Angela Davis

One of the last classes I had in undergrad was a feminism course taught by what I figured was a new-age feminist. My¬†professor didn’t believe in the burning of bras, nor did she believe in the exclusion of women of color in the movement. She covered literature and articles in the¬† canon with a zest…

Beware of What You Seek…

In a year where I have been trying to make sense of the nonsensical, this prompt from a college friend (you may find her blog here) could not have come at a better time. Whenever things seem to go array in our lives the first question we tend to grab on to is “WHY?” Why…