Posts tagged "september 2015"
On Privileged Patriotism

On Privileged Patriotism

  Maybe I saw it first when Ariana Grande licked the donuts. She, in reference to this country’s obesity rate, said she hated America (and also proceeded to lick the donuts in a donut store). All in a day’s work for a 22-year-old, unfiltered pop star. Yet, her annoyed musings were scathingly dubbed offensive and...
"It Gets Better"

“It Gets Better”

  “I firmly believe that you see being bisexual as a cool thing to try. You’re experimenting.” “If you hadn’t have gone to that high school you wouldn’t like girls.” “You are going to hell.”
Every Little Thing She Does

Every Little Thing She Does

  The bell rings over the shop door, immediately followed by the sound of Kizzy’s head smacking into the counter.
Black Hair as Understood by the Black Girl Who Straightens Hers

Black Hair as Understood by the Black Girl Who Straightens Hers

  As a black woman and as someone who wasn’t raised as a black person, I have a strange relationship to my hair and how it is seen.
The VMAs: What We Should Be Talking About

The VMAs: What We Should Be Talking About

Images courtesy of Getty Images. The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards was a compilation of ill-timed sexual jokes and a blatant ignorance of the social issues surrounding music today, with a dash of racism and overall incompetence by the beloved host.
White Beauty Standard

White Beauty Standard

‘When I was younger, I was made to feel as though my lips were too big for my face. Now that I’m older, and trends have changed, white women want my big lips. It doesn’t feel like a compliment. To be a woman of color is to struggle against whiteness’ simultaneous rejection of you and...
Editor's Letter: September 2015

Editor’s Letter: September 2015

Illustration by Ashley Amado. I’ve loved magazines for the entire time I’ve been a teenager.