ELIXHER contributor Cyree Johnson writes about being diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus, learning to love hir body, and how popular media examples of crippled Black femininities sanction chronic lovelessness.
Many times we try to define who we are and who we want to be in a relationship dependent upon what we see in others. We have to take ownership of our love and allow it to be cultivated on our own terms.
In less than a decade, Kanye West has gone from penning “Gold Diggers,” to actually becoming the guy who leaves your ass for a white girl. His fall from conscious fans’ grace has at times been so dramatic, that his entire career is beginning to resemble a shoddily wrought morality play.
ELIXHER contributor Cyree Johnson asks the creators of three popular Black lesbian web series “What does healthy media for Black lesbians look like?” What do you think?
In an xoJane commentary, ELIXHER founder and editor-in-chief Kimberley McLeod reflects on how falling for a woman made her fall deeper in love with herself.
In this three-part weeklong series, ELIXHER examines the Black lesbian web series phenomenon. Writer Spoken Pandora talks to various filmmakers and actors about the importance of asking for what we want to see on screen and showing up when we get it.
Oftentimes when I am in a place occupied by butches and men, masculinity becomes a kind of currency. Butches start talking about how they’ve “fucked more girls” than the men, “gotten more pussy,” and are “better in bed.” Their sexual partners become objects rather than humans.