Indigenous Heroines > Chris Columbus

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…

If We Ruled The World: Matriarchal Societies

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…

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…

Kriol: Largest Language Exclusive to Australia

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…

The Deep Roots of African-American Cooperative Economics

“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…

Aborginal Grandfather Dances with Granddaughter for Graduation

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…

Onna-bugeisha: Female Japanese Warriors

“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  

Afro-Mexican Lives In the U.S.

“Undoubtedly, many Afro-Mexicans see and experience these connections. But we tend to ignore the voices of Afro-Latinos in general—treating Latino and black as discrete categories, when in fact there are many who fully embody both of these categories.”  

Black In the USSR

“The amount we know about our African heritage varies from individual to individual,” says Johnson Artur. What they do have in common however, is a history of struggle against a commonly encountered resistance to the presence of black people in Russia.”

SOY MUJER

Translation: I am able. I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman.