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Maiysha Kai
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Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?
Jan 13
40

Yup.  Several of the brand new congresspeople are Trojan horses.  Boebert for sure; probably Marjorie Taylor-Greene and Madison Cawthorne too. 

Jan 12
1

Agreed with the article on all points. Wintour is wrong on the point of power: a more formal, less familiar, look would convey Kamala Harris’ power and support a narrative of power. Wintour contradicts her use of “welcoming” earlier in her mealy-mouthed response. Why does Kamala Harris have to be “welcoming” as Read more

Jan 12
8

ever since ive learned about clubhouse it sounded like the party line of my teen years but with topics

Jan 12
9

I think you got it completely. Happy and relaxed looks good in a photo, not because of approachability or whatever but because it looks more natural than a traditional, heavily posed, extremely formal shoot. But there’s a good way and a bad way to do it. And this is, without question, a bad way to do it. It looks like Read more

Jan 12
3

I think about this shit all the time. I have no idea how y’all do it. I used to admire y’all’s strength to stand in the face of that, but now all I can wonder is just how much better off the entire world could be if y’all could put that tireless energy towards... well, anything you choose. It’s so goddamned Read more

Jan 12
3

...when the two images arrived at Vogue, all of us felt very, very strongly that the less formal portrait of the Vice President-Elect really reflected the moment that we were living in ... And we felt to reflect this tragic moment in global history, a much less formal picture, something that was very, very accessible Read more

Jan 12
10

It’s not a small thing, to learn (again) that the supposedly most iconic fashion magazine in the world will go out of its way to make sure that the supposedly most powerful woman in the world whose Blackness Vogue is colour-blind to is being celebrated as “approachable”.

Jan 12
6

“I think that the fact that the cover itself is so charming, and so relaxed, and, for me, so surprising, and so real,” she muses, noting that the cover is “a very welcoming image
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Jan 12
4

Every year I teach a poetry critique unit, and every year one of the poems that resonates most with the students is Audre Lorde’s “Hanging Fire.” That poem is pure honesty. 

Jan 12
5

She never should’ve sidelined Andre Leon Talley. 

Jan 12
20

Also, I’m the same grouchy negro who initially thought Facebook was redundant (“I already have MySpace, and MySpace has music!”) and Twitter was valueless (“So people just write haikus to each other? Why not just text?”) Read more

Jan 12
13

“I think that the fact that the cover itself is so charming, and so relaxed, and, for me, so surprising, and so real,” she muses, noting that the cover is “a very welcoming image.” Read more

Jan 12
19

You’re reading my mind again. I came to say “real” is a euphemism for “gritty” when White folks describe those of our stories which are harrowing. It’s synonymous with their idea of a singular, downtrodden “authentic” Black experience. I doubt pedestrian “realness” is how Hilary Clinton or Sarah Palin would’ve been Read more

Jan 12
13

...when the two images arrived at Vogue, all of us felt very, very strongly that the less formal portrait of... Read more