Myriam Gurba maps her sexual miseducation in California schools, homes, and medical offices.
A woman’s pandemic relationship with a cat deepens her humanity.
Organizers of Giovanni's Room unite to honor literary ancestors
In the last chapter of Toni Morrison’s Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales and Feminism in Her Life and Literature (Fortress Press, 2021), Nadra Nittle writes that “[by] placing…Black women storytellers, seers, healers, and root workers in pivotal roles in her ‘village literature,’ Morrison demonstrated that the African-based cultural practices [that Black women] engaged in had real power too.”
From “Bad Art Friend” to the Miya Marcano murder to reports of femicide, writers shy away from a crucial word: stalking.
I thought about “domestic violence” going “on vacation” as I learned about the Petito case. I remembered trips I took with a patriarch whom I’ll refer to as F. The month before I escaped from F, we went on a road trip.
Through personal narrative, journalist, survivor, and activist Shiori Ito examines rape culture in Japan.
“A chick who smokes a lot of weed” ranks as Urban Dictionary’s top definition for a delicious and underused word: marijuanera. Still, though this explanation is on point, UD’s sample sentence, “dat bitch is a straight up marijuanera,” paints a less than holistic picture of this hazy figure. Enter Mala Muñoz. Mala is, without a doubt, a Chicana who smokes her fair share of mota.
After a gang unit stopped my 14 year old cousin for driving in a stolen hoopty, they took her to Eastlake Juvenile Hall and handed her over to a new abuser: a cop. This series is published in weekly installments and you are about to begin EPISODE III.
PART TWO: “NO RESPECT!” In the summer of 1990, my 14-year-old prima traveled from city to country. Desiree took the same method of transportation my grandma Arcelia used to get from México to us, the bus, and by the time my cousin clambered aboard that northbound coach, a new family had secretly claimed her.
Myriam Gurba writes about her cousin Desiree, female gangsters, cholas, Mexican bad asses with big hair, and the criminalization of survivors. Part one of three.
The adult things that we covet shape the adults we become.
Most girls are hurt by ordinary men, mundane fuckers who often seem very 'nice' during their public-facing interactions.