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‘Are these nails worth an argument?’: Why this Alabama drag queen works to maintain their family’s peace

“My dad has gotten sicker and sicker from heart issues…It’s hard for me to say, ‘Well I don’t come to your house because you don’t accept me and you don’t accept my relationship with my husband.’" Sam continued explaining the complexities of their family dynamic in an even, conversational tone [...]

By |2021-07-21T12:13:14-05:00July 15, 2021|Blackness, LGBTQ, Life & Culture, Race, Story|

Sha’Carri Richardson teaches us to love all Black women’s colored hair, long nails, lashes and tattoos

One of my favorite ways to wear my hair is in long red knotless braids. At one former workplace, the hairstyle drew offensive questions and statements from my employer. Are you in a gang? I don’t think that color is appropriate for our workplace. You normally look so professional. What [...]

By |2021-07-08T14:42:17-05:00July 2, 2021|Blackness, LGBTQ, Race, Reckon|Women, Story|

How an Appalachia youth coalition is creating a region where people can and want to STAY

Young Black, Latinx, and queer people in Appalachia don’t have what they need to live a safe and sustainable life in their regions.  Groups like The STAY Together Youth Appalachian Project, a diverse youth coalition in Central Appalachia, are providing young people in Appalachia an opportunity to challenge systems of [...]

By |2021-07-07T10:40:38-05:00June 29, 2021|Blackness, Economy, Justice, LGBTQ, Race, Story|
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