Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Black Women and Fat and a Photo of a Girl Wearing Someone Else’s Face

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Kate Fridkis. It is not totally rare that I am moved to tears, but this time it was for a good reason. I was standing in a sleek little gallery on the Lower East Side, music beating in the background, as I looked at an enormous photograph of a little black girl […]

You Are Probably Not a Good Enough Feminist

March 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Activism, Featured, Freedom, Media Literacy

This Guest Post graciously submitted and re-posted by Kate Fridkis EatTheDamnCake. I’m beginning to have no idea what “feminism” means. Elizabeth Wurtzel wrote this predictably inflammatory essay in The Atlantic about why some fictional-sounding wealthy housewives are responsible for the “war on women.” In it she said, “Let’s please be serious grown-ups: real feminists don’t depend on men.” […]

Deciding to Trust Other Women Again

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Kate Fridkis and re-posted from her blog Eat the Damn Cake.  Thank you Kate! Sure, this counts as a Little Victory! I got this text on Thanksgiving from a woman I haven’t really talked to in at least a year: Friend, today I am thankful for you. Hope your day is filled […]

Still Really Young

This guest post graciously submitted and re-posted by Kate Fridkis, from Eat The Damn Cake. For my whole life, I’ve been like, “Well, this sucks. I’ve pretty much amounted to nothing.”  “Another year gone and I have accomplished nothing for the history books or even meritorious of a footnote.” (That’s me on my fifth birthday.) Which is […]

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