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How a Trans Woman of Color Navigates Health Care

How often do you see a doctor? “I find it most helpful to see my doctor every three months. Is that a lot? Consistency can be difficult between work, shows, and gigs, but I think about it in a seasonal kind of way. My body has changed so much physically …

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Why ‘Leaning In’ Has Not Worked For Women Of Color

Getty When focusing on how to overcome gender inequality and the biases that women face in the workplace, intersectionality can play an important but often overlooked role. The compound effect of different forms of oppression can create unique barriers that make women of color’s experiences particularly challenging. Minda Harts decided …

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‘Shrill’ Is the Mona Lisa of Body Positive Television

Within the first five minutes of Shrill, Annie Easton (Aidy Bryant) pauses while getting dressed and kneels down to stretch out her sweater over her knees. I immediately yelped. My tall, thin best friend didn’t understand what she was doing, at first. “Is it a self-esteem thing?” she asked. “Is …

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MSPIFF 2019 for Fashion Lovers

Clockwise, from above left, photos from “Shadow,” “Rafiki,” “Ladies in Black,” “Crystal Swan,” and “Yuli,” all featured in the 2019 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival Courtesy MSP Film Society The 38th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) is showing more than 240 films, documentaries, and shorts April 4-20, and …

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International Women’s Day Made a Difference. To me

On March 8, I went on strike because I felt the need to do so All day long, I have thought about what to write in this article. This is probably the most difficult assignment I have encountered so far. Two Fridays ago was March 8, International Women’s Day, and …

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Lady Gaga and Jeremy Renner Have Ignited Dating Rumors

Nearly a month after taking home her first Oscar for A Star Is Born’s “Shallow,” Lady Gaga is still the talk of the town. The latest buzz? That there’s a new man in her life—and apparently, it’s Avengers star Jeremy Renner. According to US Weekly, the 32-year-old pop star and …

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Author Marian Crotty receives 2018 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Marian Crotty is the 2019 recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize from the University‘s Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies for her first book of short stories,What Counts as Love.  Marian Crotty has been publishing short fiction—and winning several awards in the process—for more than a …

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Serena Williams Wants to Invest in Female Founders of Color

Serena Williams recently joined Austin-based startup Bumble Fund to set her sights on investing in female founders of color. In addition to investing, Williams will also serve as a global adviser to Bumble according to a recent press release. “I’ve learned how impactful one woman’s voice can be when given a platform …

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Why we need a new philosophy of sex

Picture: Pexels A number of years ago, I found myself at a public sex beach in southern France for research purposes. Unsurprisingly, I experienced some ethical dilemmas. Because I was researching the ethics of sexuality, my research involved potentially having sex with men and women at the beach. The question …

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