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Supposedly I am a cynic, but in reality I am a pretty chill gal. I dig indie alternative/soul/hip-hop, films, Netflix/Hulu Plus/HBOGo, pop culture, novels, newspapers, witty conversations, and the list goes on. I used to be told I'm not your average black girl, and it used to be badge. Now it's just a reminder by how ignorant, small minded, and racist folks are. Trying to live carefree, but it's difficult when everything around you tells you otherwise.

My name's Bianca, a 23 year-old college graduate and forever an intern.

BCIAW's Big List of Feminist Resources ↘



Because I am a Woman works hard to bring you original content on all things feminism— but we can’t do it alone. Below you will find a (now expanded and updated) list of resources that we personally recommend listed by subject matter in alphabetical order. You can also find our own work on…

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*tucks green day in* goodnight sweetie

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There’s just something about this photo. The different hair textures, the colors, the poofiness, all the b e a u t y.


There’s just something about this photo. The different hair textures, the colors, the poofiness, all the b e a u t y.


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I’m dead serious, do not send me unwanted overly sexual messages or corny shit like that.

This, is not a dating site.

This is not Tinder or Match.com or OkCupid or any of that shit.

I’ve written about this before, plenty of times, so now if you’re just being an oblivious asshole who doesn’t care about my own wishes…then you will be put on blast and blocked.

amalgamozaic :
... :/ I was kidding.. I haven't messaged you in forever..

You message me a couple of weeks ago, the same kind of shit!

And I don’t care, I don’t like it, it’s not funny, and we’re not cool on that level where you could be sending me those kind of message.

amalgamozaic :
So I guess we gotta cancel :(


You need to stop this shit right now. This isn’t cool or appropriate.

I’m so sick and tired of your messages. It was fine at first, you seemed very sweet…and then it got really creepy.

I do not appreciate these overtly sexual messages. If you send me anything else, I will block you.

The medication I was given for my infective tooth can’t be taken with certain other medication, in this case my birth control.

My pharmacist was like, “You can’t take your birth control this week, so make sure you use a backup.”

I looked at her, smiled, and said of course.

But all I can think is, well I’m not having regularly schedule sex with anyone right now so that’s my backup…not having sex.


Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 


Rosario Dawson for Rhapsody Magazine August 2014


Rosario Dawson for Rhapsody Magazine August 2014

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