The Black Female Gaze Explained

By Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga The gaze has been known as a way of understanding how the look (knowledge, opinions, beliefs, etc.) of the other affects the individual and how this look or response influences the receiver. I am wondering why Black women expressing their feelings and challenging the status quo are often viewed as aggressive rather than progressive. This response could Read More …

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I Am No Victim: Changing the Narrative Surrounding Survivors of Abuse

I Am No Victim: Changing the Narrative Surrounding Survivors of Abuse “Why didn’t you say anything?” This was the question asked when I first told someone that my ex was emotionally and sexually abusive. They didn’t ask me how I was doing. Or if I needed any support. Instead, they questioned my truth because it took too long. That question Read More …

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Mildred Muhammad

Name and occupation: Mildred Muhammad — International spokesperson on domestic  violence, women’s rights advocate, author of “Scared Silent” and founder of After the Trauma, a nonprofit organization that helps survivors of domestic abuse to rebuild their lives What do you love most about being a woman? What I love most about being a woman is being a mother. My children Read More …