Now that President Biden and Vice President Harris have been sworn in, it’s time to discuss priorities. While the main focus at the moment is lessening the damage of COVID-19 in America, I’d say that there are other issues that are quite pressing as well. Most namely: institutional anti-Blackness. As many of us know, President […]
Impostor Syndrome: Exploring The Phenomenon That Contributes To Black Women’s Feelings of Inadequacy
If you ever felt like your success wasn’t yours to rightfully claim, you’ve probably experienced imposter syndrome. Discovered by psychologists Pauline Clanes and Suzanne Imes in 1978, imposter syndrome, or the imposter phenomenon, is the belief that your achievements are solely due to luck. You dismiss the contribution of your skills and qualifications. Clane later […]
It is an unspoken truth amongst women that every woman has a “dumbed-down” version of herself. A version that doesn’t speak up in group discussions or voice the thoughts that run around her mind. This is true amongst almost all women, whether this dumber version displays itself knowingly or unknowingly. Unfortunately, this dumber version of […]
You know that feeling of excitement when you’re going to McDonald’s for ice cream and as you’re pulling up the worker says that the machine doesn’t work? Well, that feeling of disappointment is what I always feel walking into a makeup store. Growing up, going to Sephora, Claire’s, or my local CVS was always an […]
As a girl, liking boys and having relationships is something that society conditions you for at a young age. For me, the set person I am supposed to marry and spend the rest of my life with has to be a Nigerian man. Not any Nigerian man though– a well educated, well rounded Yoruba Nigerian […]
Collectively, many in the Black community are constantly feeling tired, broken, lost, and tested. When considering the country’s current political climate, on top of a presidential election year and a global pandemic, Black people are processing a lot of emotional trauma. It is never a sign of weakness to struggle with your mental health. The […]
As the 2020 Presidential Election results came in on Saturday, November 7, Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris emerged as the next President-elect and Vice President-elect, respectively, of the United States. People from all over have gone to social media to express their feelings and initial reactions to the election overall, but more specifically […]
The success of Black women exists as an entity beyond our personal achievements. The pressure of opening new doors for all women who look like you creates an unhealthy resistance to failure. Black women are often the first, or one of a few, learning to navigate spaces that were not systematically designed for their advancement. […]
Rihanna’s 2020 Savage X Fenty show featured one of the most diverse casts of models the modeling world has ever seen. The show displayed Savage X Fenty’s capsule collection and featured a range of models and performers of different ethnicities, gender identities and body types. The show challenged former lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret’s outdated notions […]
When Eva Longoria dismissed the large role Black female voters played in the 2020 presidential election in a television interview with MSNBC, Black women everywhere were not surprised. Due to the efforts of Black women such as Stacey Abrams, former candidate for the role of Georgia’s governor, President-elect Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential […]
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