Tag Archives: WOC

Wisdom from Women of Colour.

Many moons ago I shared some of my favourite quotes on feminism from men and women, white people and people of colour (POC). Today, I thought I would pay special attention to the magic and wisdom of women of colour (WOC), and the richness they add to not just feminist thought, but society as a whole. […]

Being an Ally for Black History Month.

Black History Month, originally known as “Negro History Week,” was created by the historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. One of the first African Americans to receive a degree from Harvard University, Dr. Woodson noted that most history books largely failed to acknowledge the contributions of African Americans to society. Woodson dedicated much of his […]

White Washed Feminism.

“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I could have ploughed […]

#FastTailedGirls: A Heavy Hashtag.

This past Sunday, Mikki Kendall (@Karynthia) from HoodFeminism started an important conversation via twitter. Risqué under the current paradigm, the hashtag #FastTailedGirls was used to sparked a discussion about the sexualization of young black females. It began to explore the stereotypes thrust upon women of colour and the abuse they must endure. The term ‘fast […]