Adore Delano

Adore Delano, Drag, and Mainstream Culture

Just two years ago, drag queen Adore Delano graced the RuPaul’s Drag Race main stage for the first time, displaying her killer vocals, sharp rapping

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5 Feminists Podcasts You Need to Listen To This Summer

Podcasts are becoming increasing popular and almost anyone can start one these days. They’re awesome to listen to when you’re in the car or on a

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weight loss

Weight loss surgery: it isn’t the easy way out

Being a person who is overweight in society is frowned upon. And by frowned upon I mean mocked, ridiculed, hated, attacked, thought of as subhuman,

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Shedding My Married Name But Not My Marriage: A Personal Story

“When women see our names as temporary or not really ours […] that impacts our perception of ourselves and our role in the world. It

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How Do I Explain My Disability to My Daughter?

I never really thought about my disability as being a feminist issue until I had my daughter a year ago. For me, my brand of

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The Cost of An Abortion for the People of Northern Ireland

To put it mildly, I’m broke as shit. I have 4 freelance-style jobs, only 3 of which pay and they pay badly. (I hasten to

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domestic partnerships

The Rise and Fall of Domestic Partnerships

Last year, the Supreme Court brought us the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, making marriage equality a reality across the US. This was a landmark ruling

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Bad Moms

In Anticipation of the Movie ‘Bad Moms’

Every time I’ve gone to the movies recently, I’ve seen the Bad Moms preview. If you see the preview at a Cinemark theater, there’s a very bizarre PSA-like

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How To Be A Black Girl Nerd: An Interview with BlackGirlNerd Contributor, Kayla Sutton

Being considered a “white person” has been the bane of many people of color’s existence. It’s a point of humiliation and belittlement for those with

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The Female Mind Under Threat

Why are men better at Tetris? Or ‘mental rotation’ if you want to sound more scientific and link male superiority to important things, like science

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6 Summer Feminist Reads and 1 Unique Suggestion

For those of us who love to read and consider ourselves feminists, it can be tricky finding books that align with our feminist ideologies. I’m

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Ellen Degeneres

Women We Love: Ellen DeGeneres

As Finding Dory makes its debut, Ellen DeGeneres has been receiving a lot of praise for her role as Dory. Finding Dory is not the

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priyanka Chopra

Bollywood vs. Hollywood: Where Does Priyanka Chopra Really Stand?

My New York friends now know who Priyanka Chopra is – “the prettiest Indian woman,” the only South Asian presenter at the 88th Academy Awards,

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dating apps

Using Dating Apps While Trans

There is nothing worse for your self-esteem than having your existence consistently denied. Lack of visibility and acknowledgement of trans people leads to hardship in

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Susan Sarandon

Why Susan Sarandon is My Feminist Hero of 2016

When I daydream about Susan Sarandon, which is often, I like to imagine her in a superhero costume with a giant “F” blazoned across her

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