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The Shame In Victim Blaming

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Shame In Victim Blaming

  So we have all seen it now, the TMZ video of Ray Rice hitting his then fiancé, now wife, with a blow that not only crushed her face but his career and quite possibly her spirit. I watched in horror as he picked her up, tried to remove her from the elevator, realizing he didn’t know […]

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The Ferguson Town Hall Meeting

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Ferguson Town Hall Meeting

    A Gurlz Guide’s very own Ree Cee, a long time activist and poet who lives just 5 miles from Ferguson, MO attended the packed to the brim, town hall meeting in Ferguson, MO.   This is her account of the event.      While taking part in protests in Ferguson several times since the […]

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AGG On- Air~ Hands Up, Don’t Shoot ~ A Conversation From Ferguson

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
AGG On- Air~ Hands Up, Don’t Shoot ~ A Conversation From Ferguson

  Hands Up Don’t Shoot. A Conversation From Ferguson     Mainstream media is dancing around issues and releasing images to frame the people of Ferguson, MO as anything but what they really are, a community that is tired of systematic and generational racism and abuse. A Gurlz Guide On-Air  sat down with Aryka Chapman […]

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A Girl Named Lucy

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Girl Named Lucy

This article was originally posted in Curve Magazine online and is posted here with permission from the writer. I met a girl named Lucy a few weeks ago. She is the middle child of a conservative family. Lucy is a 14 year-old Hispanic girl who identifies as bisexual. Lucy is also what some would refer to as […]

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How to Create a “Love Rulebook”

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to Create a “Love Rulebook”

  Create Love/ShaRon Jamison/ July 21, 2014     I love love! I love the feel of love. I love what love stands for and for what love has the potential to create. I love that love is liberating, stimulating and empowering; love is magical to me. But even though love is an amazing feeling, […]

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#IAmStrongerThan, Di Thomas & Her Journey To Healing

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
#IAmStrongerThan, Di Thomas & Her Journey To Healing

A Gurlz Guide is a multi media platform supporting opportunities for healing, dialogue and reconciliation in personal and community spaces.  When we came across the #Iamstrongerthan movement, we had to get behind it and support it any way we could.   #Iamstrongerthan is the idea of Di Thomas.  An activist, actress, model, photographer and world […]

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Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body Is Not An Apology & #WhenWeSayYEs

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body Is Not An Apology & #WhenWeSayYEs

  Award winning Poet, Activist and Transformational Leader Sonya Renee believes in the life shifting power of art. Sonya is Founder of the intersectional international movement, The Body is Not An Apology, a global movement committed to radical self-love and body empowerment. Founded in 2011 by internationally acclaimed poet and activist Sonya Renee Taylor, The Body […]

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Gratitude for Gratitude Girl

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gratitude for Gratitude Girl

This weekend, Gratitude Rising Foundation and Events hosted, Gratitude Girl , a 5 day marathon of empowering, educating, and fun events. It’s mission was to bring together folks from the LGBTQ community of Richmond and surrounding cities to party and network with a purpose; to raise money to  provides assistance to LGBTQ women undergoing treatment for various forms of cancer. Yesterday, […]

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LGBTQ Self-Identified Women of Color: Are We Whole?

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
LGBTQ Self-Identified Women of Color: Are We Whole?

  ELIXHER/Nicole Le Blanc/ June 30, 2014     “But I gotta get up, I gotta, gotta, gotta get up…” Jill Scott sings sweetly to me, rousing me from the world of dreams. The sun is rising, rays of light penetrating cotton candy clouds. As I lay there, I know that before I do anything…if I […]

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5th Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 41 Days

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
5th Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 41 Days

There is a target on the heads of Black Trans Women. Our future is being threatened.     The lives of our young people are are at stake. Goddess Queen Sister Mia Henderson was found murdered in the 3400 block of Piedmont Avenue in Northwest Baltimore around 8:00am on Wednesday, July 15, 2014. She was […]

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