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vivalaquayquay Laquasha L.


Black, educated, woman. Never heard of a more powerful combination.

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Why Lizzo's Latest Album Is A Catalogue For Thick Black Girls Everywhere

A few years ago, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts. The host mentioned this music artist that I’d never heard of before, and since I still had the student subscription to Apple Music (those were the good ol’ days) I decided to give the artist a listen. The artist was Lizzo, and my life was changed.I downloaded “Truth Hurts” first, and I must say...

Respectability Politics According To The Low Fade

I teach English in a school that serves 100 percent African-American students. One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing my kids be their creative selves and explore everything from hairstyles to dance crazes. Almost every week they come in with a new phrase that I have to learn in order to keep up with them, and I consult them on whether I should buy the Jordans I think are...

Why I Didn't Wear Red

March 8th is International Women’s Day -- a day set aside to celebrate the women of the world for just being women. I think the concept is great, but I woke up that morning unenthused and feeling no urge to wear what I like to consider my favorite color. I couldn’t help but think that that day was just not made with me in mind. I identify as a black woman who is...