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Taking Out the Trash

By Christina Stopka-Rinnert A snap of the wrist and heavy, black plastic billows open and settle on the floor. We quickly gather socks, underwear, pants, shirts, pajamas, blankets, pillows, toys: snap, stuff; snap, stuff...
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The Journey of a Brown Girl: A Creation Story

By Jana Lynne (JL) Umipig A creating of existence — driven by a deep desire to learn and to love myself — energized the movement toward March 14, 2014—a life’s journey. Inspired by the learning points, ...
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I Was Not Born With…

By Evan Rego My male privilege was not something I was born with. I was born Samantha, in Southern California in the late 1980s. I was raised by strong women—my mother and my two sisters. I grew up very much …
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Seeing a World through Her Eyes: Carrie Mae Weems

By Katherine Ellington My first prompt was a subway poster. I did a double take and caught my breath when I saw an announcement for Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video at the Guggenheim through May 1...
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What Happened To Equality?

By Michelle Bowen As part of my semester long internship in New York City, I am required to take a course titled: Urban Education and Reform Strategies. In this class, the other four interns and I — along with the ...
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My Sister’s Keeper

By januarie York “I am your mother; NOT your friend!” Growing up — when my mom was upset with me — I remember those exact words charging across the room and reminding me that our gender roles were solely moth...
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Silence – The Invisible Oppressor

By Christina Palermo I am a woman: Proud Spiritual Creative Nurturing Wise Positive Healing Intuitive Resilient Full of agency What does being a woman mean to you? About 16 years ago a pit formed in my stomach as I ponde...