To Men Who Use Art As Assault

To Men Who Use Art As Assault

You know who you are. I’ve watched you proudly brag about your sensationalist writing, how you use your words to remind every woman of every time she has felt unsafe. You with your stories appropriating assault and fear and trauma. We don’t like you. You offend us....
The Subversive Sensuality of Betty Davis

The Subversive Sensuality of Betty Davis

Betty Davis may have once been the wife of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, but that doesn’t mean she accepted the role of mute background prop. Her seminal album, They Say I’m Different, was recently remastered and repackaged by Light in the Attic Records and...
On Becoming a Good Writing Mentor to Teen Girls

On Becoming a Good Writing Mentor to Teen Girls

I could hear them marching up the stairs and down the hallway like a pack of amateur pageant queens, performing for each other. There were only titters or guffaws, no moderate laughs. Everything was “very” or “totally” or “literally,” not simply as it was. But I loved...

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