Before Lemonade" There Was My Life

Whether you languished in the mire of love in 1994, or you’re tip-toeing through the minefield of your heart in 2016, these women gave you permission to do it. Content notice: mention of imagined suicide In the age of Lemonade and hot sauce, we are getting a nuanced definition of love and loss. We are simultaneously begging the ones we love to save us from our own despair, and threatening to tear that ass up if we catch wind of even the slightest misstep....more

How to Work Out to Beyonce's Lemonade

For the most part, discussion around Beyonce's new album, Lemonade has been focused on some pretty deep discussions about race, women empowerment, and Beyonce/Jay-Z marital drama. But aside from all that, there's some great material for getting turnt during gym time. ...more

Beyoncé, "Lemonade", and the Limits of Traditional Marriage

When Beyoncé released Lemonade, many writers and news outlets used her work to shine a light on several issues: women’s rights, women’s empowerment, why men seek relationships outside marriage and what that choice does to the long-suffering wives at home.   For as long as most of us can remember, the appropriate and familiar response for scorned wives has been either to stand by their husband, silently suffering but supportive, or leave him and file for divorce. ...more

I Am Not Drinking The Lemonade

One of my most popular Facebook status updates went something like this:You don’t have to have an opinion on everything....more

Lemonade is not for us

In all seriousness, why is Matt Walsh still allowed to write stuff?...more

Who Run this Motha? Why we need to rally behind Hillary Clinton.

The year is 1984.  A twelve year-old me stands beside her mom in a labor temple in a small Midwestern city on a chilly fall night.  The excitement is palpable.  We wait for hours to get a glimpse of the person who could become the first woman Vice-President of the United States—to maybe even ...more

Beyonce Has Finally Won Me Over With “Formation”

Beyonce has finally won me over. I’ve not been a fan of Bey because I’ve always felt that she was disingenuous. That changed a couple of days ago. Her previous displays of being seemingly shallow and even obtuse annoyed me to no end.  I cringed every time that I heard her speak. It was so, awkwardly, vanilla mixed with runaway slave that it was almost patronizing. She had no fire. She, always, had the “right” answers. It seemed that Beyonce never wanted to piss people off....more