"Tamara was the Flo-Jo of elementary school. / If you were lucky, / you’d catch a glimpse of her trailing hair / before she reached the finish line."
Hey, Did You Hear About Thirst Aid Kit, BuzzFeed's New Podcast?
Giving you everything you need to lust out loud.
If You Like Being Thirsty, Well, We’ve Got Some Good News
Thirst Aid Kit, a new podcast from Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins, explores how pop culture shapes our desires.
My Mama’s Manicures Taught Me How To Take Care Of Myself
For a long time, I didn’t want to be “my mother’s daughter.” But it turns out that, at least when it comes to getting our nails done, I am.
What "Chewing Gum" And "Jane The Virgin" Teach Us About Virginity
Sexual empowerment doesn't always have to come with the price of promiscuity.
Twice As Good: How Black Actresses Get Half The Recognition
For black actresses in Hollywood, the age gap for getting breakout roles means missing out on long careers and lucrative paydays.
Why Don't The Women In "John Wick" Talk?
The female characters in the action franchise aren’t given much in the way of speaking roles. (Warning: spoilers ahead.)
Don't Let Men Steal Your Favorite Songs
After years of trading music with boyfriends, I've finally reclaimed these songs for myself.
My Mother And I Finally Opened Up About Our Depression And Anxiety
Because my mother never acknowledged her depression, I never opened up to her about mine. Now that she's in treatment for both depression and anxiety, we finally talked about the open secret between us.
How Prince Taught Me About Female Sexuality
He helped me realize there are men who enjoy being submissive to women — and that being a woman who’s more sexually experienced than a man isn’t something to hide or being ashamed of.
What It's Like Being A Black Woman In A Dom/Sub Relationship With A White Man
After meeting a much younger white man online, I began exploring what it would be like to have a submissive lover.
"Veronica Mars" And The Value Of Revisiting Pop-Culture Blind Spots
Now I understand the attachment to a show featuring a young woman who outwits nearly everyone around her with just her intelligence and a taser.
How Alicia Florrick Brings Men To Their Knees
CBS drama The Good Wife uses the love triangle of its major characters to highlight a woman's sexual power. Spoilers, if you're not caught up on the latest season.
Ava DuVernay's Episode Of "Scandal" Starts Off With A Scream
The award-winning filmmaker on executing Shonda Rhimes' vision, becoming the next Mark Wahlberg, and all the black women filmmakers you're not paying attention to.
It's Time To Say Good-Bye To TV's Strong Black Woman
Thanks to Scandal and Sleepy Hollow, we're seeing a completely new kind of black woman on television. The human kind, who's allowed to feel things.