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#SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter

#SayHerName: An Intersectional and International Perspective on #BlackLivesMatter

In 2015, Sandra Bland died of asphyxiation in police custody. However, her death was ruled as suicide by police authorities. Most people did not believe this and took to the streets. This was how the #SayHerName movement started.

As we are all enraged at the violence displayed against Black men in America, let us not forget Black women and Black transgender women. As Malcolm X said in 1962, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” This rings true today for Black women and Black transgender women all over the world.

Bringing Humor & Diversity to Netflix with Gena-mour Barrett by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Bringing Humor & Diversity to Netflix with Gena-mour Barrett

For the fifth episode of We Belong Podcast, we go to the UK to meet Gena-mour Barrett, a journalist and Editorial Creative Manager at Netflix UK, where she curates the Netflix IX interview series.

In our conversation, we dive into her personal story, her childhood in South London and her passion for writing. We also discuss humour and satire in the media, representation and diversity in the entertainment industry and, of course, her views on Brexit!

Míriam Hatibi on Activism Against Islamophobia by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Míriam Hatibi on Activism Against Islamophobia

For the third episode of We Belong Podcast, we take you to Spain to meet Míriam Hatibi. Míriam is an activist against racism and islamophobia and the author of ‘Look Me in the Eye’ and ‘Leila’.

Bellamy on Amplifying the Voices of Afroitalians by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Bellamy on Amplifying the Voices of Afroitalians

For the second episode of We Belong Podcast, we take you to Milan, Italy, for a special remote interview with Bellamy – a model, blogger, activist and the founder of Afroitalian Souls.

Intersectionality: from Theory to Practice by Girls' Globe

Intersectionality: from Theory to Practice

In a lot of mainstream feminist media, culture and conversation, intersectionality has become a buzzword. But what does it actually mean, and how does it relate to gender equality? To understand more, we spoke to Mpho Elizabeth Mpofu.

Black Girl Magic: 4 Activists You Should Know by Khayriyyah MuhammadSmith for Girls' Globe

Black Girl Magic: 4 Activists You Should Know

As Black History Month comes to a close, I want to acknowledge a few of the amazing black girls and young women making an impact in the world right now.

White Supremacy and Sexual Abuse in Uganda: the case of Bery Glaser by Georgina Diaz for Girls' Globe

White Privilege & Sexual Abuse in Uganda

After a day visiting amazing beaches and tropical forests, we stopped for tea at Bery’s Place & Ssese Humanitarian Services. It was a gorgeous place on a hill with views over Lake Victoria. A “muzungu” (white person) – Mr Bery Glaser – had founded the place in 2006 and it served as a shelter for young girls who were survivors of sexual abuse. Mr Glaser and his wife housed the girls, provided them with food, paid their school fees and took care of their health.

Thinking back, there was something disturbingly odd about the whole situation. I remember my goosebumps and how uneasy I felt. I guess I unintentionally refused to think poorly of this old, sick man.

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat by Chante Moos for Girls' Globe

Diversity in Beauty is neither a Trend nor a Threat

For the first time in history, all of the major beauty pageant titles are held by black women. For the first time ever, young black and brown girls can see themselves represented in a space that had previously excluded them.

The women winning these pageants are being praised for embracing features that have not always been considered ‘beautiful’. During her final statement at Miss Universe 2019, South Africa’s very own Zozibini Tunzi said:

“I grew up in a world where someone who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think it’s time that it stops.”

Raising Black Girls: an interview with Vanessa Stair

New York native Vanessa Stair’s experience as a woman of color, raising a child of color, in a non-traditional family is one not documented in the largely white, heterosexual context of the mommy blogger sphere. So she created her own space – www.ChocoLACTmilk.com is a

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Calls for Solidarity of ALL Women

The Twittersphere has recently undergone a feminist backlash against former “male feminist” and Pasadena City College professor Hugo Schwyzer after his hour-long Twitter meltdown approximately one week ago. While Schwyzer’s uncensored tweets have inevitably ruined his reputation as a male advocate for women’s empowerment, his

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