Pray the Gay Away: Conversion Therapy, Suicide, Religion, and the First Amendment

Pray the Gay Away: Conversion Therapy, Suicide, Religion, and the First Amendment

Image by waldryano from Pixabay. Your sexuality is a result of your childhood abuse. You are only the person you are because your father was absent. If you had only had more male influence in your life, you would not be the person that you are, but it can be fixed. Perhaps you need God,…

More Than a Hashtag: Why We Need to #ProtectBlackWomen in Real Life

More Than a Hashtag: Why We Need to #ProtectBlackWomen in Real Life

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.Malcolm X (1962) Photo by Stewart Munro on Unsplash. INTRODUCTION Social media campaigns will tell you to “Protect Black Women,” but rarely is there a serious…

Why we Should Provide More Support for Women of Color in Academia

Why we Should Provide More Support for Women of Color in Academia

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash. My experience as a woman of color in higher education is not unique. In this piece, I will share my own story and discuss challenges women of color face to succeed in academia and how their absence in these spaces negatively affects the success of female students of color.…