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Recently, former NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal posed as a Black woman to become president and kept up this charade for eight years — until she was recently and very publicly outed by her parents. In seemingly unrelated news, the Twitter discussion, #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl, was birthed last Friday. I got a chance to see what Black…

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As a young girl growing up, I would see this false representation of women. Picking up a magazine and seeing a woman with makeup plastered all over her face was instantly what I wanted to become. I wanted to be that woman because she looked so beautiful. I began to sit down and watch shows like “America’s Next Top Model” with my mother, and I wished I could get my makeup done just like them. Read on
Throughout the night, the energy of the room kept increasing. Kyle pounded his bars through the mic, creating a constant hyper tangle of limbs, hair, and feet down in the sand. Kyle became a conductor on stage, throwing up his hands on a chorus and the crowd increased in volume, filling in the words. When he pointed out random fans in the crowd, on command, they let the lyrics flood out of every pore. He made sure we received the most out of him and that he received just as much from us. Read on