Category: The Temple of My Familiar

I woke up like this & I ain’t feeling it too much…

Sep 11, 2015 @ 3:36 pm | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

My birthday three years ago. I was a size 10/12 and I was happy with this size.

I swallowed the propaganda that my life is not where it should be, in part because of my weight.  I am one of those women who think that … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

What Happened FeministGriote, where you been?

Sep 02, 2015 @ 11:26 am | By TheFeministGriote | 6 Discussions

 I think about writing every single day. I start writing in my head, I go to my computer or cellphone to try and write,- and the bravery  leaves. The words leave. The necessity to write leaves. This is my new normal, and it terrifies me.

These … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

A guide to allyship & interracial friendships

Jan 30, 2015 @ 4:13 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 8 Discussions

Back in August  The Public Religion Research Institute published a study that really painted a grim picture of Americans social networks. That study showed that 91% of white Americans have an all white friend circle and only 5% of that circle consists of people of … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

Motherhood and intersectionality; Black kids need more than love to survive in a racialized world!

Oct 08, 2014 @ 1:38 pm | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon the white lesbian Midwest couple have made major news because they are suing a sperm bank for giving them the sperm of an African-American male, instead of that of a blue-eyed blonde-haired white man that they requested. This story has garnered … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

The Humanity & reality behind #StrugglePlates

Nov 28, 2013 @ 9:39 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 4 Discussions

It is the day after Thanksgiving or Genocidal Day . If you are fortunate enough, you may have some scrumptious leftovers that you will be feasting on for the next couple of days. On a major holiday like Thanksgiving FB, Twitter, & Instagram is swarming … read more →

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Category: Pop-Culture Fodder

The Radical Politics of #selfies

Nov 22, 2013 @ 1:02 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 33 Discussions

@bad_dominicana I used to criticize “selfies” until I understood the radical politics behind them. The fact that POC/fat/femme/queer & etc+

— Sister Outsider (@FeministGriote) November 21, 2013



@bad_dominicana find ourselves attractive despite the steady diet of self-hatred we’ve been fed is nothing short of miraculous.#vivalaselfie

— Sister Outsider … read more →

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Category: Mind Over Chatter

All critique of Miley isn’t hatred rooted in slut-shaming

Oct 05, 2013 @ 11:46 am | By TheFeministGriote | 10 Discussions

Yesterday I was called “whorephobic” anti-sex workers and accused of asserting a privileged view point becase I tweeted the following,  “Sinead gave Miley some sound advice.” Not sure which or what privileged stand point I was espousing, but that is Twitter for you, people hurl … read more →

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Category: Mind Over Chatter

The Curious Case of Antoine Dodson

Sep 18, 2013 @ 5:24 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

I just became the happiest man alive!! My beautiful Queen and I are having a baby!!

— Kevin Antoine Dodson (@antoinedodson24) September 18, 2013


One of our favorite internet sensations Antoine Dodson who became famous for protecting his sister from a near sexual assault, has announced that … read more →

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Category: Pop-Culture Fodder

Orange is NOT the New Black

Aug 19, 2013 @ 2:28 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 21 Discussions

Full disclosure: At the time I wrote this post I was only 7 episodes in. 

After weeks of seeing the hashtag #OITNB invade my #BlackTwitter feed and after some of the cast members were featured on the Melissa Harris-Perry show , I had to succumb to the adult peer pressure … read more →

Category: Mind Over Chatter

Rachel Jeantel & respectability politics

Jul 01, 2013 @ 10:40 am | By TheFeministGriote | 35 Discussions

“what i learned from the internet today is that if you’re a Black person who is on the phone, while walking home, minding your own DAMN  business & you’re about to be gunned down by a racist, please make sure you’re on the phone with … read more →

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