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...
“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.”
The bell rings over the shop door, immediately followed by the sound of Kizzy’s head smacking into the counter.
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.
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.
‘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...
Illustration by Ashley Amado. I’ve loved magazines for the entire time I’ve been a teenager.