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Let’s Talk About Vulvas and Vaginas 

Not to sound cliché, but every person with a vulva has their own unique body parts. It’s easy to feel likeeverybody else must have a hair-free, smell-free, and tightly packaged WAP but that’s not the case.Today I want to talk about what’s “normal” when it

Twerking

Twerking as Healing Praxis for Black Women and Femmes

What is twerking? The rhythmic gyration, popping, rolling, whining of the hips can be found throughout history used in ceremonies, celebrations, recreation, and entertainment. I am an avid twerker. I used to pop my hips and tootsie roll in the 90s and early 2000s; and

Cultivating Intimacy After Baby

Having a child changes your life completely. You and your family have to get used to a whole new way of living. In one day, you can experience the painful physical effects of childbirth, an emotional roller coaster of tears and joy, and bone-deep exhaustion.

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It’s Not Too Late for a Hot Girl Summer

When Megan Thee Stallion coined the term “Hot Girl Summer” in 2019, we had no idea what was coming. Since that summer of hot girl shenanigans, we’ve experienced a global pandemic, repeated killings of Black men by police, threats to our reproductive rights, and multiple

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Evany Turk – My Story

Growing up in Chicago in the ’80s and ’90s, I went to school just down the street from Kenwood High School, where award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer R. Kelly notoriously preyed on young black girls. We all knew it was happening. When I was 17, at a

Intimate Partner Abuse

A Woman’s Pain in Intimate Partner Violence

As a woman, I lived through and survived intimate partner violence. I remember the day we met. He was so charming and sweet. After moving in with him, he was the perfect mate. Within six months, he started beating me every day. He sat in

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Listen to Black Women

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion around the health disparities in maternal mortality. The CDC reports that black women are two to three times more likely to die of pregnancy related causes than white women. There are several issues we need