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The word "hashtag" with a pound sign stenciled and spray-painted on a street.
Issue 38 by Faridah Gbadamosi on June 21st, 2016
Discussing community, intellectual property and media accountability with April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite and Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds.
Still from Rihanna's Bitch Better Have My Money music video. Rihanna lies in an opulent trunk full of cash, covered in blood, smoking a blunt on a lush yard.
Issue 25 by Lauren Chief Elk-Young Bear & Yeoshin Lourdes & Bardot Smith on August 10th, 2015
#GiveYourMoneyToWomen is more than a hashtag, it’s a theory and practical framework of gender justice.
Photo of the author standing behind a wire fence and looking out over roads, fields and hills in Pine Ridge, SD. Her back is to the camera and her red sweatshirt reads "Oglala Lakota Nation."
Issue 24 by Megan Red Shirt Shaw on July 22nd, 2015
In the wipe of rights to our ancestral homelands and the realization that a country we call home doesn’t understand our sovereignty, social media has played a huge role in igniting movements that bring awareness and positive change.
A woman holding up a camera phone in front of her face. Displayed on the phone is an inception-style repeat of the image, folding into itself infinitely.
Issue 22 by Nehal El-Hadi on June 10th, 2015
As women of colour, online spaces and social networks have enabled us to produce and control our own stories, build networks and communities and find our scattered tribes.
Image of shattered glass.
Issue 21 by Lily Bolourian on May 18th, 2015
Beauty is a litmus test for white supremacy: the closer your ability to pass as white, the better your chance of being deemed beautiful, and the further your chances from being killed.
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Issue 20 by Cameron G. on April 30th, 2015
As much as social media activism has evolved, it cannot escape its dependency on oppressive norms, ripping the legitimacy of movements from their creators.