Author: Kehinde Thurman

Intro Hip-Hop culture has long served as a medium for counter discourse, providing a voice for groups and individuals who are often marginalized within mainstream culture and media. In this tradition, women in Hip-Hop utilize the platform to bring awareness to intersectional experiences and issues specific...

I recently thought about explaining womanism (feminism) to my toddler niece. Given her age, I would probably say something like, “Feminism means that girls can do anything boys can do.” Of course when she’s older we’ll have more in-depth discussions about intersectionality and the role...

During the course of my law school application process in my senior year of undergrad, the interviewer at a top-tiered law program asked, “If you could identify one song as the soundtrack of your life, what would it be?” *Cue music* I’m a survivor I’m not gon’ give...

I wrote a piece on ForHarriet.com the other day on domestic violence and colorism. In short, I questioned whether the skin tone of victims played a role in the community’s response to, and lack of social sanctions (within the Black community) against, perpetrators of domestic...