There are numerous ways to tell stories. In her turn of the century MFA program, one writer encountered a literary culture that espoused gendered aesthetics and centered on the idea of male genius, in turn marginalizing any forms that went against its preferred linear, narrative, economic style ─ against anything “feminine.” Junot Diaz is only part of this story.
In this personal essay, years after her cousin was killed, Lilly Dancyger is haunted by images of murdered women in the news.
To try to create more viewers from an aging generation who grew up on The Brady Bunch, HGTV created a show about renovating the Brady’s iconic home, but this 1970s nostalgia wasn’t all good vibes and sunny skies.
As a kid, the author mistook the pop/R&B artist Pink for a light-skinned black woman. In this reported essay, she takes a look at the cultural forces that encouraged that misconception.
An investigation into the difference between the diversity colleges say they want, and what their bottom lines demand.
Devorah Heitner reflects on the ways she is reclaiming her relationship to her own body while grappling with the legacy of her mother’s poor body image and early death.
Dr. Ann McKee of the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank has collected one hundred or so brains to be analyzed for CTE, and yet just five percent of those brains available for analysis by one of the nation’s preeminent CTE researchers come from women. Fader, a B/R Mag staff writer, examines concussions, CTE, and whether we are on the precipice of a rash of CTE diagnoses within women’s sports.
A post-Roe world is already here for women in Mississippi who need abortions.
Inside the rise of oyster shucking competitions in China, a phenomenon with its roots across the Atlantic Ocean that has found a niche within the country’s most westernized pockets.
Seven years as an Instagram-famous writer’s right-hand woman.