Category: Mag

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Black Feminism Is My Spiritual Practice What was your last bite? I might be biting every morning. Right now I am writing daily with prompts made from my favorite phrases from M. Jacqui Alexander’sPedagogies of Crossing. She blows my mind. Her work activates my imagination, my spirit and my senses all at once.

Amanda Johnston

Passing Down the Maps What was your last bite? “Is your poetry in service to white supremacy?” – Willie Perdomo I’ve been coming back to this quote often in my work/life. I’ve taken it for the foundation of a statement (read: demand) I challenge myself and others with: Use your power and privilege to break

Khadijah Queen

Mothering Solo Mothering is the ultimate convergence of public and private. From the moment your belly swells, the fact that you are/have been sexually active becomes publicly displayed. The implicit questions: Who has impregnated you? Does he have cultural/institutional permission? Do you, expectant mother, have permission? Where is the piece of paper/(in)expensive ornament on your

Pooja Makhijani, Sharline Chiang, Tyrese L. Coleman, MK, & A’Driane Nieves

Saving One Another’s Lives:  A conversation with Women Writers of Color About Postpartum Mood Disorders Postpartum mood disorders are far from rare. Statistics show that up to 1 in 7 women may experience postpartum depression

t’ai freedom ford

When In Doubt, What Would Audre Do? The poet, educator and Cave Canem Fellow takes a moment to sit down and talk with Kore Biters about her guiding stars, poems as lovers and why one “can’t be afraid of the Dig.”