Third Woman Pulse
Not Your Emotional Mammy
April 5, 2016

Not Your Emotional Mammy by Fullamusu Bangura   In February, after nearly four years of hosting her weekend show on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry walked off, refusing to concede her editorial freedom for the network’s motives. Following the announcement, Harris-Perry spoke out. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote. “I […]

Fuck “The Triumph of the Human Spirit”
December 17, 2015

Fuck “The Triumph of the Human Spirit”: On Writing Dirty River, Queer Disabled Femme of Color Memoir and The Joys Of Saying Fuck You to Traditional Abuse Survivor Narratives by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 1. In October, the memoir, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, that I started working on in 2004, hit […]