beyonce
Apparently I hadn’t gotten the memo about it being mandatory for all women of the African Diaspora to be eternal fans of Beyoncé Knowles.
beyonce
NEWS FLASH, Y’ALL: The right to be sexy ends when you pop a child out of your body!
in

Jan 27, 2014 at 5:30pm | 317 comments

feminism
I’m sick of reading the same old comments on every black feminist/womanist blog or website.
beyonce
This album is a celebration of the marriage of privilege and intellectual movement that a lot of black women—particularly Southern, Christian black women of this mold, which I am also a part of—do not have access to and are not allowed to attain.
in

Dec 17, 2013 at 12:00pm | 191 comments

hair
My daughter's hair is (on a good day) just clean. There's nothing manicured or neat about it; it's a head of fluffy hair that just sits there.
in

Sep 17, 2013 at 9:00am | 183 comments

beyonce
thin
White women tend to envy my size, whereas black women tend to pity me for it.
fashion illustration
Illustration is where one gets to suspend the rules of reality and play in a world of shapes, imagination and fantasy. I work and play in that world almost every day, and gosh-darnit, it’s fun.
beyonce
Beauty alliteration gone wild! (Jane is gonna kill me.)
in

Mar 14, 2012 at 2:00pm | 139 comments

short hair
Here’s what I know from doing a reverse Beyonce.
in

Aug 19, 2013 at 4:00pm | 123 comments

beyonce
beyonce
She is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. The rest of us are not Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter.
beyonce
I'm a feminist who doesn’t feel uncomfortable around the word bitch, but I still don't like Beyoncé's new song.
grammys
beyonce
beauty dare
I mean, if Beyoncé is doing it, we probably will all be doing it eventually.
beyonce
I've got that weirdo in between stage hair and I don't want.
in

Sep 16, 2013 at 10:00am | 64 comments

indepedent women
music festival
While I had to practice not calling people every cuss word I know, I can finally check “music festival” off my bucket list.
beyonce
This album is widely successful because it makes women feel good about themselves. I can see how that might be confusing for some.
gel manicures
sex toys
In a time when “Louis sheets / he sweat it out like washed rags / he wet it up” is an acceptable Grammys performance lyric, buying sex toys is really not a lot more risqué than buying lingerie.