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Past articles by Africa:

Feminist Passport: Your travel guide to Napa, California

In this edition of Feminist Passport, HG takes you on a journey to to Napa, California, where we drink feminist wine and take a weed yoga class. → Read More

How "mom co-ops" gave me the community that my son and I were missing

In the latest essay from the "Millennial Moms" series, a writer discusses how parenting co-ops, specifically a mom co-op, helped her find the support, empowerment, and community she needed as a new working mom. → Read More

Why learning a new language replaced Netflix binges as my ultimate form of self-care

I used to stay up for hours on end watching movies and scrolling through Instagram in the name of my false idea of self-care. My anxiety only worsened, and I decided to reconnect with my passions and heritage by learning one Choctaw word a day. Here is how learning a new language has benefitted my mental health. → Read More

Why being a mom encourages me to travel more, not less

The time I'd spent not traveling was more apparent to me now. Before my son was born, I had been sitting in an office suppressing my wanderlust. And I was told that once I did have a child, my traveling dreams would be over. Now a mom, I watch my son love every part of traveling, inspiring me to do it more than ever.. → Read More

We asked Black healers to share the self-care tips every Black woman needs to know

We asked Black healers to share the self-care tips every Black woman needs to know. → Read More

Fashion can empower you to become even more of a badass at work—this career coach says so

Your work wardrobe can empower you to be more of a badass at work, according to career coach Masharika Prejean Maddison. Find out why you should wear red, and more work-fashion tips. → Read More

5 Black woman-owned businesses you can support right now

It's September, the season of change and new habits—aka the perfect time to cycle some new go-to businesses into your shopping repertoire. Why not put your money where it matters and choose to support these Black woman-owned businesses? → Read More

Feminist Passport: Your travel guide to Minnesota

Traveling the state of Minnesota this year? There are things to do in Minneapolis and outside the big city that are feminist, queer-friendly, and will leave you inspired. → Read More

How I help my young son celebrate our Indigenous heritage

August 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous People. This is how I help my 5-year-old son celebrate our Choctaw heritage every day of the year. → Read More

A mom reveals the five morning hacks that help her survive back-to-school season

One mom shared the five morning hacks she relies on to make back-to-school season way easier, because getting your kid to class is no joke. → Read More

Feminist Passport: Your travel guide to Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas you probably don't think of a feminist paradise, but Sin City is nothing if not full of surprises. → Read More

A love letter to Chinaka Hodge on Black Poetry Day

I was dating a married man — I didn't know. If it was a movie, women in the audience would have rolled their eyes at me. That’s when I found Chinaka Hodge. → Read More

Busting the Myths of Workplace Personality Tests

Ever since emotional intelligence became recognized in the corporate world, personality assessments have become more and more popular in the workplace. Most of us have been part of a training,... → Read More

What JAY-Z's "4:44" teaches me about Black love and forgiveness

JAY-Z's "4:44" helps us have those difficult conversations about Black men, Black women, and forgiveness — and what we owe to our children. → Read More

Are Resumes Becoming a Thing of the Past?

There was a time when a piece of a paper with all your past experience was the key to opening the door to your next job. With some big companies opting for new approaches in their recruitment... → Read More

We Know Gender Bias Exists, But This is How It's Really Impacting Us and It's Not Good

Gender bias goes beyond women making less money than men or girls being complimented on their body rather than their brains. Systematic inequity also has very serious mental health implications.... → Read More

The Uber Question: How Do I Support a Company That Doesn't Support Me?

It’s no secret that women in tech face discrimination. As an entrepreneur, I have been fortunate that my colleagues are mostly women. For a long time, I prided myself on being my own boss. I’ve... → Read More

Toni Morrison's 4 Keys To Work Are All You Need To Read Today

So often we are burdened by metrics and milestones, but there are more important things in our lives. When in doubt, read anything by Toni Morrison. The legendary author has explored... → Read More

Your Twitter Emoji Options Just Got A Whole Lot Better

Just when we thought we had enough social media distractions at work, Twitter bring us Christmas in May (or Kwanzaa or Festivus for the rest of us). Much like that parenthetical social commentary,... → Read More

The Best Reason To Give Your Boss When You Need a Vacation

Just say you're doing it for gender equality. Seriously. A new survey, conducted by Project: Time Off, found that Millennial women take less vacation time than their male counterparts. In a poll... → Read More