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ELIXHER | October 31, 2014

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InspiHERed By: Kaila Story

October 21, 2014 |

Each month ELIXHER features someone whose personal journey and individual craft inspire us to dream bigger, laugh harder, and love deeper. This month ELIXHER spotlights Dr. Kaila Story, radio host and associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Pan African Studies at the University of Louisville. Read More

Women of Color Cabaret Rivers of Honey Flows to Philadelphia

October 20, 2014 |

For the past 10 years, Rivers of Honey provided us with riveting performances by women artists of color. Rivers held its last show in NYC in August. Here’s what’s next for the cabaret. Read More

Our Buzz 10.18.14

October 18, 2014 |

Catch up on the entertainment stories that have made our round-up!Read More

What You Missed This Week 10.17.14

October 17, 2014 |

Dive into our archives to find out what stories you’ve missed!Read More

Woman on Mission: Laverne Cox Wants to Multiple Trans Voices in the Media

October 16, 2014 |

As the Orange Is the New Black star gears up for the release of her documentary The T Word, which will air on MTV and Logo Friday, October 17 at 7pm ET/PT, she caught up with some press, including ELIXHER. The special follows seven trans youth ages 12 to 24 as they overcome bullying, dating and violence after coming out to friends and family. Here’s what she had to say.Read More

Tumblr Thursdays

October 16, 2014 |

Here are some of our favorite Tumblr finds from this week! Follow us Read More

In the Spirit of Community-Building: Two Projects You Should Support

October 15, 2014 |

In the Spirit of Community-Building features projects that range from the personal to the political. By signal boosting these endeavors, we hope to empower, create, and sustain our own in solidarity and success.Read More

RECAP: #ELIXHERTalk: Unpacking Our Reactions to Raven-Symoné’s “Colorless” Comment

October 14, 2014 |

Did you miss last week’s #ELIXHERTalk? We explored what’s behind our strong response to actress Raven-Symoné saying she doesn’t identify as “African American” to Oprah. Here’s a recap of the conversation. We’ll be back with #ELIXHERTalk on Tuesday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET with an exciting line-up of guest moderators! Save the date.Read More

Activism & Isolation: 
Finding Community & Comfort this Holiday Season

October 14, 2014 |

Gwendolyn Henry, founder of Bisexual Women of Color (BIWOC), shares some life-affirming advice on coping with grief during the holiday season. Read More

Poetry Makes a Comeback With THE REVIVAL

October 13, 2014 |

THE REVIVAL, presented by Jade Foster and the Cereus Arts family, is back for its fourth and final year. This salon-styled poetry tour, a testament to queer women of color and their passion for poetry, is saying farewell. Not without gifting audiences with the kind of soulful awakening and rejuvenation each performance is known for, QWOC style.Read More

Ohio Couple Changes the Face of Marriage Equality Fight

October 13, 2014 |

Unless you are white, male, economically advantaged or some combination of the three, your story is seldom highlighted when marry equality is discussed. Brittni Rogers and her wife, Brittani Henry, usher in some changes. Read More

Our Buzz 10.11.14: AzMarie, Angel Haze, Laverne Cox & More

October 11, 2014 |

This week’s installment of Our Buzz features AzMarie, Angel Haze, Laverne Cox, and more.Read More

What You Missed This Week: 10.10.14: Aniya Parker, #NCOD2014 & More

October 10, 2014 |

Stay in the know. $50K reward offered in trans woman Aniya Parker murder case; National Coming Out Day is October 11; and more news relevant to you. Read More

Tumblr Thursdays

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Here are our favorite Tumblr finds this week.Read More