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I want to go a little bit more in depth with sexuality. Continuing on from my previous post about my asexuality and how that affects me in my life, I would also like to point out that sexuality is fluid. You like what you like. Because of this, asexuals are often written off as not … Continue reading stack

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Let's get right down to it. Y'all know I'm an African American woman currently in college. What you might not know is I am asexual. Being asexual, that means I have little to no sexual desire for other people. I used to often get mistaken for a lesbian back in high school because I hadn't … Continue reading sex

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Self-image, for an African American women, is important for a number of reasons and on many different levels. Not only does society perpetuate the stereotype of Black women being loud and angry, but they also hyper-sexualize us to an astounding height. Black women are then forced to do one of two things, 1) express emotion … Continue reading mirror

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Women are amazing. As a woman, I think it is extremely important to toot your own horn whenever possible. As a Black woman, I think it's extremely important for our accomplishments to be seen and acknowledged. Too often are we pushed down or dismissed for something a White woman would get praised for. I think … Continue reading magic

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It was bound to pop up eventually. Pop culture and mass media have a way of devaluing women and our contributions to the culture. It happens so often that it seems to have become second nature to uplift a man for mediocrity and, in the same breath, put down a woman for greatness. I've had … Continue reading pop

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I am a lot of things, but complacent isn't one of them. As a child, I liked watching Japanese anime. I was introduced to them by my uncle and started out with the standard 90's anime that played on Cartoon Network and Toonami like Inuyasha, Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, and so on. However, considering the … Continue reading bleach

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Gender roles in popular culture are very restrictive for women, especially Black women. As a Black woman, growing up, I always felt like there was something I was missing, something that I wasn't doing right. Watching tv there were only maybe two types of Black women being portrayed: either she was the loud, sassy best … Continue reading just