15 Badass Quotes About Women & Feminism

0. “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings” Cheris Kramerae 1. “Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so” Naomi Wolf 2. “We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29% of American women … Continue reading

The Revolution Will Never End. But for Now, Saying Goodbye to Black Feminist Rising

For all of you feminist blog lovers, the title is true, this will be the final post for Black Feminist Rising. Didn’t you start this blog like three weeks ago? Yes. Are you renouncing your black feminist ways? Girl, hell no. Then why are you doing it? Um, a lot of reasons. Well for one, … Continue reading

I Have No Photos For These Memories: A Childhood

It’s in some closet somewhere in a some small town, I’m sure you’ll find it. It’s a school photo of me when I was 6. My hair is in two big puff balls and a smile reveals my missing teeth from too many Mickey Mouse lollipops. I’m wearing a purple v-neck shirt with a blue … Continue reading

5 Things That Were Going on While We Were Fussing About Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist”

Sorry Internet, but there are a lot more things going on in the world than your feelings about Brad Paisley’s confessional and cheesy song about being accidentally racist. I know, I didn’t believe it either. But then I googled “other things going on in the world besides that country singer person,” and like, I found … Continue reading

Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist” is Not Racist, Not Even Accidentally

So, anyone who has Yahoo! as their homepage has seen the article about Brad Paisley’s song “Accidental Racist.” It’s literally been all over the Internet like nobody’s business. The single features famous and long-time rapper LL Cool J. The song is from Paisley’s recently released eighth album, “Wheelhouse.” According to Billboard.com, Paisley said a lot … Continue reading

If You Date a Girl, Make Sure She’s Not a Feminist

Lakeidra Chavis If you date a girl, make sure she’s not a feminist. Meet her at a whatsitsname rock concert. Afterward, find someplace, any place, and have sex. Don’t call her the next day. Call her the following week. Go on a few coffee dates. Nervously reveal to her how you didn’t really like the … Continue reading

To the Young and Upcoming LGBT Youth: A Poem

I’ve seen you, sipping coffee on Saturday mornings on the rugged couch symbolically taking in the hot and heated messages of who you should be, digesting it slowly and silently cursing the barista for burning your latte. I’ve listened to you, young redheaded bohemian chic blasting music too damn loud on finals week. I’ve hugged … Continue reading

Who’s Behind Black Feminist Rising?

What up guys, My name is Lakeidra and I’m just a girl who loves women, black culture and feminism. In fact, I love it so much I created Black Feminist Rising. I live in Alaska, go to college and I’m trying to do my best in saving the world–and paying my bills on time.

Black is Beautiful…as Long as You’re not too Black

My junior year of high school we read Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. To make a point about one of themes in the novel, my teacher pointed to me and my friend Ebony. He told the class that I would be a house slave because I was light-skinned and Ebony would work in … Continue reading