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Marisa Poulson, Contributing Writer for Sista Ink Magazine
'I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.' - anaïs nin Low self esteem is such a weird phenomenon. It's like breast you grow after puberty. You...
“But all our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. You...
“The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that...
"Black lives matter." I know many of you have heard this saying a lot over these past few months. The phrase Black lives matter was coined after the unjust death of Mike Brown by three Black women activist/organizers Alicia...
“Rap is supposed to motivate, address societal issues and personal feelings, and also liberate me through art, not insult our women.” ― Unarine Ramaru Hip Hop to me is one of the most important forms of Black expression. This fluid construct is...
By Marisa Poulson Adrienne Rich once said "There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.” I type this article on my end table, Cigarette in hand, and face drenched with...

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