Selected Articles and Essays

Angela Bassett’s Face Said Everything, TIME

I made it big on Twitter. Now I don’t think I can stay. MIT Technology Review

Darnella Frazier’s Pulitzer citation is not enough, CNN, 2021

Adam Toledo was shot on video with his hands in the air. Chicago’s police have to be stopped. NBCNews, 2021

DMX was talented and imperfect, an antihero and an icon. He was one of us. NBCNews, 2021

Trump’s Mob Attacked the Capitol – But Democracy Was Their Real Target. Marie Claire, 2020

How to Love a City That Doesn’t Love You Back, Chicago Magazine, 2020

There is No Right Way to Fight for Your Life, TIME Magazine, 2020

The Ruthless and Racist Mom-Shaming of Meghan Markle, The Daily Beast, 2020

When Black Girls Hear That “Our Bodies Are Wrong,” The New York Times, 2020

Feminism Claims to Represent All Women, So Why Does It Ignore So Many of Them?, TIME Magazine, 2020

Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ is controversial for its inclusionary vision of female beauty, NBCNews, 2019

Ronny L. Jackson Can’t Fix Veterans Affairs, The Washington Post, 2018

There are two Americas. In one, you can get arrested for sitting in a Starbucks. The Washington Post, 2018

Hot Sauce in Her Bag: Southern Black identity, Beyoncé, Jim Crow, and the pleasure of well-seasoned food Eater, 2016 [Best Food Writing 2016]

Chicago, and Trump’s promise to declare war on an American city, Essence, 2017

Racists’ under-the-radar recruitment, The Boston Globe, 2017

The worry and the wait for justice: What it feels like to be a Black mother right now, Bustle, 2014

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen: women of color’s issue with digital feminism, The Guardian, 2013

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World

Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist. It’s packed with essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations from a diverse range of voices, including ballet dancer Michaela DePrince and her sister Mia, politician Wendy Davis, as well as popular YA authors like Nova Ren Suma, Malinda Lo, Brandy Colbert, Courtney Summers, and many more.

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