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Latinas Might Be the Key to Hillary Clinton’s Nomination

Oh Hillary. My sweet, sweet Hillary. Why must you vex me so? For the majority of this presidential race, Hillary Clinton has been the frontrunner as far as Americans are concerned. She’s generally well-liked, she has the experience and she’s got the last name to back her up. The Clintons are practically D.C. royalty. But…

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America Spared 4 Years of BJ

Piyush “Bobby” Jindal might possibly be a name you’ve never heard of or seen, unless that is actually your name, which would be pretty ironic. This post isn’t about you, I promise. Bobby Jindal was one of the million random politicians campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination. I know you think I’m making this up…

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Behind the Scenes at the Refinery29 Shoot

Have you seen us on Refinery29? If the answer is no, then the next question is: In what other ways have you been wasting your time? Followed by: Why don’t you love us? If you have seen us, then congratulations on being our favorite reader. Please accept this totally platonic Internet hug. I hope that…

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Is Your Job Turning You White?

I have worked for white people my entire life. Out of all the jobs I’ve had — there have been a lot — only one of my employers was non-white. In a group text with friends, we started talking about our jobs and our co-workers and realized that each one of us was employed by…

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day! (In Only Eight States!)

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This happy little ditty is what my grade school teacher used to help us remember the year that Christopher Columbus discovered the United States of America. It wasn’t until I got to college and took a class in Latin American history that I learned a different, more accurate…

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Abu Eesa Wants to Explain Your Period

Lady friends, I’ve got some questions for you. Do you ever get confused when you’re sitting around at home and out of nowhere blood starts seeping out of your special place? Does the word “ovulation” ever confuse you? Is your vagina a mysterious place that you never visit? Me too. Frankly, I don’t even know…

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H&M Wins Over Muslim Girls Everywhere with New Model

If you’ve been skulking around Muslim Twitter lately, or anywhere else that’s on the internet you’ll know of the woman who is currently brining hijab into the present fashion conversation. Her photo has been passed along thousands of times. She stands in a doorway in big round movie star shades with wide legged palazzo pants,…

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After Swiping Right

You remember the first email exchange. Well, it wasn’t exactly email it was more of a ping back on that outdated singles’ website. God, that website was awful. But it’s where you met him and after a month of thinly veiled yet completely innocent innuendos, you took it to the next level: texting. He was…

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Go Back to Real Estate, Trump.

Some news is so ridiculous that we just can’t make it up. Or can we? In what I am now referring to as the Political Bitch Slap of the Century (PoBSoC), Jorge Ramos challenged Republican embarrassment Donald Trump at a press conference in Iowa. While Trump was taking questions from a room full of reporters,…

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Haters Gonna Hate…

Back to school is a difficult time for everyone. There’s lots of adjusting going on, the sunlight hours are getting shorter, and people are protesting language programs. That’s right, not even learning is safe anymore. This week a group of protestors held up signs to show their anger that the Houston Independent School District was…