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Protecting Black children should never mean re-injuring them, owning them, or denying their sexual autonomy

Considering the terrors which have shaped the meanings of Black childhood, by centering ourselves—our paternal desires, demands, egoism—in our children's stories, we only further breed the dread by becoming a part of it.

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Looking to the Blues as record of Black folks’ loss and longing

If we can look to the Blues as record, what we come to understand is how a people under persistent duress come to understand life and its meanings.

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These 2 films reveal the powerful ways Black queer women find pleasure despite heteronormative violence

Our avenues for joy and love are expansive even in the face of the violently compulsive heteronormativity. 

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Virginity and hymen myths must be challenged to protect Black teens like Deyjah Harris

We absolutely must prioritize combating the hypersexualization of Black children and teens, and the misogyny that allows Black parents to fancy themselves as owners of any part of their daughters—especially their hymen.

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BYP x AirGo

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