Publish your story celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and you may be featured in ZORA

Hi, ZORA fam, happy Hispanic Heritage Month! For the next 30 days, we’ll celebrate and learn about the histories, cultures, and impacts of our Hispanic and Latinx ancestors, neighbors, and family.

This month, want to hear from you! If you identify as Latinx, Hispanic, Afro-Latinx, or anywhere in between, how…

In a book excerpt, the nation’s art stars discuss showing up and showing out

“A Single Waltz in Time.” Image: Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems is an artist for this generation. Her work exemplifies the Black experience and invites layers of contemplation and meaning. The conversation below is excerpted from the book Carrie Mae Weems, wherein various essays and interviews explore the work and cultural importance of the influential artist. This interview…

We’re giving away $100,000 in prizes, and all you have to do is write

Medium is offering $100,000 in prizes for the best essays. Are you up for the…

If you didn’t know already, Medium is hosting an essay writing contest, and we want you (yes, YOU!) to enter. The Medium Writers Challenge is a chance for you to get creative, turn your thoughts into a great essay, and win some prize money, too.

Entering the challenge is easy…

Today is ZORA’s birthday, and we’re celebrating the stories that made us

Illustration: Qadir El-Amin

Today is ZORA magazine’s second anniversary, and we’re celebrating our birthday by celebrating you! Since June 2019, ZORA has been the space on the internet where Black women can get personal about our culture, our pleasure, our pains, our fears, our jobs, our families, and our lives.

So many of…

Dive into these works of poetry by Black women during National Poetry Month

June Jordan shrewdly told us, “Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.” And take it from us, there’s so much truth to share from Black women poets. We feature stellar collections from Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton, and many others in our ZORA

Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Nikole Hannah-Jones, a staff w​riter and investigative journa​list for The…

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist known for her coverage of civil rights and racial injustice for the New York Times Magazine. Hannah-Jones also co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, a training and mentorship organization dedicated to increasing the ranks of investigative reporters of color. In…

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