Archive for the ‘The Temple of My Familiar’ Category

Internal Abolition

Dec 28, 2015 @ 12:21 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 3 Discussions

“Fuck wondering if you’re lovable. Fuck asking someone else, “Am I there yet?” Fuck listening for the answer. Fuck waiting, alone, for a verdict that never comes. Don’t grow up to be one of those women with a perpetual question mark etched into her … read more →

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 →

Raising Willow

Nov 23, 2012 @ 1:51 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 8 Discussions

The policing of Black women’s sexuality, lives, hair, politics, and humanity is a national pastime. As Black women, some of us struggle with self love and acceptance within ourselves, and we often project our dis-ease with ourselves onto others who look like us. Like Audre Lorde said, … read more →

Black beauty & who is truly worthy of wearing that crown

Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:34 am | By TheFeministGriote | 4 Discussions

People mag cover

People magazine recently revealed it’s most beautiful person of the year. This year the title goes to non other than Creole Lady Marmalade herself, Beyonce.People magazine has been compiling this list for the past 22 years now, and the last time a woman … read more →

Ovaries the new weapons of mass destruction!

Feb 20, 2012 @ 10:29 am | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

If you are a self-proclaimed feminist such as myself last week was a scary week for us! It appeared that at every turn there was a strategic attack. With Osama Bin Laden dead, it appears that the female anatomy more so now than ever, has become … read more →

Strange bedfellows, The GOP & The Susan G. Komen Foundation

Feb 01, 2012 @ 8:34 am | By TheFeministGriote | Discuss This

Extreme anti-abortionist groups as well as extreme members of the GOP who go by the name “tea partiers,” have declared war on the female anatomy. There number one goal is to undermine, vilify, and purport false information about Planned Parenthood.Planned Parenthood which is very transparent … read more →

Nat’l Healthy Weight Week: Celebrate your body now

Jan 17, 2012 @ 2:32 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 4 Discussions

This is the third week of January and this is roundabout the time that many people start to abandon their resolutions. Losing weight is hard, but commitment to that goal is even harder.Especially, for us mere non-celebrity mortals who can’t afford a team that consists … read more →

The Game & why they should not play with social commentary.

Jan 12, 2012 @ 1:58 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 2 Discussions

I along with 5.3 million other folks,was locked into the season 5 premiere of BET’s “The Game,” on January 10. I had all my tools for the big event. I had my twitter page opened up on my macbook, my cellphone to talk/tweet from, and … read more →

Occupying language: There is a fine line between victim blaming & being my sister’s keeper part 2

Dec 30, 2011 @ 4:48 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 1 Discussion

“You’re never truly a whole person if you remain silent.”-Audre Lorde

Dear Self, the only cosign you need is from yourself, others validation of who you are and your body of work will come on its own organically! I often tell myself a variation of these … read more →

There is a fine line between victim blaming & being my sisters keeper.

Dec 16, 2011 @ 1:38 pm | By TheFeministGriote | 5 Discussions

Editor’s Note:

This PSA ad which was the brain-child of Pennsylvania liquor control board has caused quite a stir especially among various feminist camps. This ad which is suppose to remind us all of the various dangers of binge drinking has been labeled as a ‘victim … read more →

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