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Light-skinned but not immune to colorism

Light Skinned But Not Immune: Privilege and Colorism in the Caribbean

The #EverydayColorism campaign shares the lived experiences of Caribbean people affected by colorism – discriminatory or preferential treatment of same-race people because of skin tone. Colorism pervades the region, affecting Caribbean people across the continuums of gender, age, socioeconomic status—and skin tone. Light-skinned people are

I Voted

Vote Him Out: An Urgent Call in the Wake of U.S. Presidential Election

“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy.” – Donald Trump These

What does feminism mean to me now? - Photo by Leighann Blackwood

What does feminism mean to me now?

Almost two years ago I first started writing for Girls’ Globe. As a woman, I have grown so much since then. I know more than what I used to know. Feminism continues to a way of learning. In my first post, I wrote about what

Sea front from the sky. Everyday Colorism in the Carribean

Cultivating Self-Love: 4 Women Living in Dark Skin in the Caribbean

The #EverydayColorism campaign is sharing the lived experiences of Caribbean people affected by colorism – discriminatory or preferential treatment of same-race people because of skin tone. Colorism pervades the region, affecting Caribbean people across the spectrums of gender, age, and socioeconomic status. Even highly educated

President Ortega Human Rights

How President Ortega Continues to Violate Human Rights in Nicaragua

On April 18, 2018 Nicaraguans came together for one specific cause – to see an end to President Daniel Ortega’s government. Non-violent protests broke out due to the changes of social security reforms which increased taxes and decreased benefits. Since then, Ortega has responded with

Lilongwe Parliament Building - Abortion Law Reform Malawi

My Hope to Save Lives Through Abortion Law Reform in Malawi

Tears flowed from my eyes when pallbearers lowered the coffin into the grave. I could not understand why the hospital had refused to offer my niece a safe abortion whose pregnancy was a result of rape. I blamed the leadership of my country, Malawi, for

Woman with a straw hat standing in the water holding coconut water. Photo taken from above. Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean.

We Need to Talk About Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches, vibrant music, and warm, friendly people. Yet though the region is an oasis for many, deeply ingrained within its culture is the painful burden of colorism. The term “colorism” was coined in 1982 by Pulitzer-Prize winner Alice

breast ironing. burning stones

Breast Ironing: A Harmful Practice That Spans Generations

Hope shuddered as she thought of what awaited her. Her developing breasts throbbed with excruciating pain, worsened hours ago when her mama had pounded them with hot stones. She’d cried and pled as mama pounded and auntie held her, but it was useless…

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