The Black experience in the United States is uniquely our own.
For better or worse, we carved our own spaces out of the ever-present evil that is our social order as a revolutionary response to it. Nevertheless, the trauma of racism is ever-present in the atmosphere. From the air, it falls on the elders to be witnessed through their norms, habits, and quarks; and we breathe…
We breathe unclean air from a polluted atmosphere as we navigate the land in search of oxygen; thankfully, oxygen does exist. We’ve caught it, and yet still, it eludes our permanent hold of it.
I’ve been putting off writing this because I’m awful at introducing myself, but I’ll try.
Hello everyone! My name is Savannah, and I’m from a very small, very white, rural town located in Southern Indiana. I’m biracial, bisexual, and I live with four separate mental disorders. I somehow got a ‘BA in journalism with a double major in political science back in 2009. I play video games, read tarot cards, and sometimes take horrible photographs of random things. I’m 34-years-old and am currently living with my mother. I’m a Libra.
Nice to meet you.
See what I mean? I’m awful…
Hello Beautiful People! My name is Samedra (Sa-me-dra). I am one ecstatic Chica to be a part of Writers and Editors of Color publication. A publication designed by and for women of color. Shout out to the founder’s Tee and Allison! Although I am a part of other publications, this was my first publication, so it has a special place in my heart. I describe myself as an introvert, but writing is where I become bold and unapologetic. If I’m brutally honest, I used to be afraid to write about topics that affected my race.
Being a woman and a…
Brown eyes gaze riveted by the woman in the mirror.
A sense of marvel beckons her to look closer
as if beholding herself for the first time.
A smile crosses her lips as she is no longer a child
naive to the ways of the world.
Rememberances of sorrows, rejection, inadequacy, defeat,
like distant memories of another life.
Through faith in Christ, inner strength was forged,
shaping who she is today;
A woman who perceives her worth,
undefined by others' opinions, insecurities, and lack.
Casting of untruths, she lives and loves unapologetically,
shining brightly, illuminating darkness all around her. …
Hello, everyone, I'm Petiri, and I enjoy writing about Race, Culture, and Society. The main purpose of my writing is to inform and educate society on the issues marginalized groups have endured and continue to live through. I often write opinion pieces and personal essays on the Black experience. These topics include Racism, Colourism, and Featurism, just to name a few.
My name means: Where we are
Interests: Watching basketball, reading, and listening to music.
Favourite artists: Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, and Chloe x Halle.
Favourite writers: Malcolm X and Angela Davis.
I would describe myself as: Ambitious, Helpful…
Hi, world. I’m Allison, and I love writing about race, equality, women, and history. I’m interested in social sciences, which is why I’m a Ph.D. candidate. But, let’s get down to the fundamentals, who I am and what I stand for.
I’m a New Orleans native. That’s right. I’m from the very bottom of the map. And, while the South isn’t an ideal place to live for Black people, my family has found a way to make it work. We each found our niche. For me, it’s always been writing. Though I must admit, I’ve always been a radical. Even…
Modern-day slavery is the illegal exploitation of other people for personal gain. Mainly monetary gain. Modern-day slavery is a crime that usually goes unpunished and so many times unnoticed. Naïve of me to once upon a time think modern-day slavery was something that only took place in other countries outside of American. Modern-day slavery is a global issue. This form of slavery falls under a wide range of topics. At one point and time, I was only acquainted with sex trafficking. Notwithstanding there are many forms of modern-day slavery that exist. It is disheartening to find that the business of…
Hi, I’m Nada, but I like to refer to myself as the Mc’Chehade when I write. You are what you write, after all, so you bet you’re going to get a burger dipped in some flavor and soul, a touch of junk, and loads of crunch. Dont forget the large fries; everyone knows I’m so extra.
Ironically, I’m the type of woman who can’t speak up for herself in a room. That’s why I started writing; I wanted to express myself, and slowly I found my voice. I found power in other people’s voices. Actually, I found so much more…
“As a Black woman, I know that I’m the Sun and the Fire! Here to electric slide with my ancestors towards true liberation in this lifetime…”
I’m an intuitive storyteller that believes that all of us are pure magic. As a Black woman who writes for a living, it is part of my mission to guide readers towards cracking open and owning their inner alchemy.
Specifically, I’m a joy activist, freelance ghostwriter, and culture journalist. I write about holistic “soul-care” wellness, the bad-assery of Black womanhood, TV/Hip-Hop/Movies, social injustice, and sometimes about money (i.e. investing). My work is rooted in…
I wrote this article in response to three white men that reached out to me on social media who claim the Black experience is not unique. I will not use names here because this post will probably hit home for many who concur with these three white men. Each header in this article addresses a different point these men made to me.
To speak on someone else’s pain and history is OKAY IF you have invested the time and effort to develop a genuine empathy and real understanding for their culture and people. …
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