Patti Waggin appears on the back cover of ‘STRIPARAMA’  (Vol.2 - No.2) magazine; published in 1962..  Photographed by Bill Thomas.


Patti Waggin appears on the back cover of ‘STRIPARAMA’  (Vol.2 - No.2) magazine; published in 1962..  Photographed by Bill Thomas.

boys who complain about girls sartorial choices like high waisted shorts or leggings or short hair are kind of like those rich white people on hgtv who cant buy a house if the walls are pink. like it’s just paint. you’re boring. you bore me. not interested bye

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If men aren’t allowed to have an opinion on abortion, then they shouldn’t have to contribute to federal funding of breast cancer research.

"if i cant control a woman’s body, then i want that body to die"

Rest in Peace, Karyn Washington (Founder of For Brown Girls and #DarkSkinRedLip)



Karyn Washington

I am sad to only be learning of this tremendous activist for women of color after reading memorials celebrating her advocacy, but I can do my part in spreading awareness of her struggles—the one she fought on the outside and the one she fought within herself. Karyn Washington, who founded the website For Brown Girls and leader of the #DarkSkinRedLip project, reportedly took her own life at the young age of 22. 

Victoria Uwumarogie of Madame Noire describes Washington’s contribution to conversation on women’s portrayal in hip hop:

The young woman launched her website in order to celebrate the beauty of black women who don’t always feel the love out here, and pushed the project #DarkSkinRedLip to encourage black women of all shades to embrace wearing red lipstick after rapper A$AP Rocky said that women of darker complexions shouldn’t rock it. That project, like For Brown Girls, was about empowering. That’s what Washington was all about.

Christelyn Karazin of Beyond Black & White explains that Washington’s suicide should remind us to be willing to accept and pursue help in the face of mental health issues:

Let’s honor Karyn’s memory and continue the work that she started, and take it a step farther. Let’s not just tell black girls and women they are beautiful and worthy. Let’s also tell them that it’s okay to fall back, seek help, and heal.

Rest in Peace, Karyn. 

- Anupam


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21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You're Depressed.


A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.

I’ve had depression for as long as I can…

aint never looked so sultry

aint never looked so sultry


this video is entitled “tumblr feminists” and i prepared myself to get angry before watching it but damn if it isn’t spot on

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"You hit like a girl," the strong female character says

"Stop being such a girl," the strong female character says

"Man up," the strong female character says

"Shut the fuck up," I whisper

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for Zanna

1. Even our grammar is criminal.
We like, have imperfections, speak a finite language,
but omg, that language is just as valid
as an English professor’s literary jargon
but through the outpouring of daily interactions
and “girl talk”