Ever heard of Bessie Stringfield? Now you have! She was an O.G. Floridan Carefree Black Girl who took to the roads of the United States, and eventually the world, with her middle finger to white supremacy and misogyny.
“It’s almost like you have to fight them to not be so nice to you.” Toronto native Mario Rigby spent two years trekking 7456.45 miles across eight African countries by foot and kayak.
Cities all over the country are finally denouncing Christopher Columbus Day a.k.a. "That Terrible Guy Who Didn't Really Discover Shit" Day and we love it! But why stop there? Not only should we continue to support the national abolition of "That Terrible Guy Who Didn't Really Discover Shit" Day but we should learn more about ancestors and … Continue reading Indigenous Heroines > Chris Columbus
Ever wonder what it would be like if women ruled the world? You're not the only one! Matriarchal societies do exist. Matriarchy , according to Merriam-Webster, is "a family, group, or state governed by a woman; or a system of social organization in which descent and inheritance are traced through the female line". These kinds of … Continue reading If We Ruled The World: Matriarchal Societies
“A lot of people think that us women are not leaders, but we are the heart of the nation, we are the center of our home, and it is us who decide how it will be.” … Continue reading Portraits from the Past: Native American Teen Girls from the 19th & 20th Century
This video shows some of the history behind the hijab, which is starting to become a fashion trend after being spotted as an accessory on high-end designer runways. MuslimGirl, a site working to break stereotypes and normalize Muslim voices, says the hijab has been a symbol of autonomy, control, and defiance for Muslim women. "We made … Continue reading
When we think of Creole we think of Louisiana (and maybe Beyonce) but it's actually much more than that. Creole, in terms of language, is created through colonization/ colonialism and is based off of the conquerers language. For example, in Louisiana or Ayiti French is the base language. Kriol is also a part of this language … Continue reading Kriol: Largest Language Exclusive to Australia
"African-Americans started using cooperative economics from the moment they were forcibly brought to the Americas from Africa, at first for practical reasons. They realized that their survival depended on working together and sharing resources. They had collective traditions from the African nations and civilizations they came from, that they applied in the Americas when they … Continue reading The Deep Roots of African-American Cooperative Economics
We got a little teary eyed reading about Aboriginal elder Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi and his granddaughter Sasha. Gali traveled 3,000 kilometers (1864 miles) to dance Lunggurrma with his granddaughter for her year 10 graduation. "They need to know who they are, where they come from" Gali says. Read more...
"The menfolk of these islands have had their martial ideals since time immemorial, but there have been many women with that fighting spirit, too." To learn more