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How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

By Dorthea Stephenson I do not typically use my social media as a platform of activism, but I feel these times call for my voice to be heard among the rest. Whether you agree or not, is your decision. This is not a persuasive post; you are inclined to your decisions as I am to… Continue reading How Being a Black Classical Musician has Driven Me to the Brink of Suicide Among These Times

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The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

In the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the spotlight on racism against black people in America is shining bright and media organizations en masse are calling for pitches from black writers and multimedia creatives to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and all things related to blackness.  On… Continue reading The Demand For Black Writers Soars Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

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Intersextional Thinking: Masturbation Madness

Hey my loves, May is not only Mental Health Month, but also National Masturbation Month! What better way to celebrate than by igniting a conversation about self care?! We're discussing the taboo act that most individuals privately partake! Enjoy.  When we invest in relationships, we tend to merge our varying lifestyles, personalities, and habits. The nail-biting,… Continue reading Intersextional Thinking: Masturbation Madness

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How HTGAWM taught me the fragility of black women.

Black women are expected to be a few things, except soft or fragile. We are given expectations for our life long before we even discover who we are. For years, black women have been labeled as “hard to handle”, “difficult to work with”, or even the five letter curse word that references a female dog.… Continue reading How HTGAWM taught me the fragility of black women.

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A Letter to the Women I Love

Dear Reader,  Black women, you were my motivation to begin writing this letter. You were my inspiration to complete it after many attempts to find the words to convey the depth of my love and concern for our communities. I have struggled to write this for over a year after completing my dissertation, which is… Continue reading A Letter to the Women I Love