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Chess board with a white Queen in focus.
2015 Year in Review by Izzy I. on December 15th, 2015
The most marginalized groups deserve as much access, resources and social capital in aid against harassment as white victims.
A woman, floating or levitating above a bed, dark lights reaching from the mattress while she floats in light.
Issue 26 by Shanley Kane on August 31st, 2015
It seems to have occurred to no one that if we could stop punishing people for being mentally ill, and for speaking up about it, we could actually get the "conversation" we claim to want.
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.
Black hands outstretched and holding on to a large pillar.
Issue 24 by YM Carrington on July 20th, 2015
The subjugation of Black people will never end until white people confront their desire to see Black bodies suffer.
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.
A "Hello, My Name Is" nametag with no name filled in.
Issue 22 by Cameron G. on June 8th, 2015
Confronting the darkness that lies with anonymity as a defining factor of online spaces.
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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.
Photo shows a chain-link fence against a blue sky. One of the sections of the fence has been removed, a hammock strung across the posts, and a person lays relaxing in the hammock.
Issue 18 by Eunsong Kim on March 19th, 2015
While trends are provoking of such surprise and dismay, are so formidable, so worthy of journalistic inquiry and coverage, there is little to no critical analysis of “trending” itself.
Stone ouroboros focused on where the mouth meets the tail.
2014 in Review by Sydette Harry on December 8th, 2014
This is the year that social media has really stepped into its power.