Posts in feminism
Why media by womxn for womxn matters

When I was younger, magazines like Vogue and Cosmo shaped the way I viewed myself as a little girl and young woman. Even though I rarely read them, seeing the airbrushed models on the covers of these magazines as my mom was checking out at Giant most certainly impacted my self esteem. I really wish that I had been exposed to more uplifting media back then. I wish even more that magazines and media companies like Make Muse existed at such a critical point in my life.

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Experiencing fetishization as a mixed race WOC and dealing with it

As an Asian woman of color (I’m half Taiwanese, half white), I’ve unfortunately fallen into the trap of dating men who fetishized and exoticized me because of my race. I’ve had my personhood reduced to a checkmark on various men’s metaphorical “fuckit” lists.

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