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Feminist Spotlight: Shirley Chisolm

By: Kris Henry In my opinion, a large portion of the path to social justice is comprised of rewriting our history books. As well as acknowledging Black History Month, I would like to shine a feminist (and all around inspirational) spotlight on Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisolm (November 30, 1924-Janurary 1, 2005). Chisolm is most…

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3 Very Simple Reasons Why You Cannot Touch My Hair: A Lesson on Intersectionality

By: Kris Henry When I was 16, I found my four-year-old niece bawling in the living room as though someone were physically harming her. I asked her what was wrong, only to find out that her mother, my sister, wouldn’t straighten her hair for school, so she wasn’t going to look pretty. To say that…

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