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Archive for May, 2010

Refuse The Silence Speaks With Kathleen

May 31, 2010
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Kathleen is a Sophomore student at Middlebury College in Vermont. Here, she shares her experiences as a Woman of Color attending an elite liberal arts college.
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I am an elitist. I am a woman of color.

May 29, 2010

I hold my breath and swallow my spit as I say this—I am an elitist. I spent my childhood having playgroups, going to etiquette classes, attending tea parties and, later galas, with like-minded mothers and their children. In this mother’s organization, which I have been involved in for as long as I...
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Intern Blogger: “the pretty black girl…”

May 25, 2010

At my college there is a long practiced senior tradition— a last hurrah, of sorts—the crush list. Towards the end of the semester posters and advertisements are taken down, and grand displays of affection are seen in its place. Crush lists, they’re called.
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The Young and The Feckless: An Interview with Refuse the Silence’s Morgane Richardson

May 21, 2010

Refuse The Silence’s Morgane Richardson, was interviewed for Bitch Magazine by J Maureen Henderson!
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Guest Blogger: Raped At Tufts University

May 19, 2010
Guest Blogger: Raped At Tufts University

Before reporting my rapes at Tufts I had no idea what sexual assault and rape was - outside of the classic “stranger in a dark alley” scenario. Unfortunately, Tufts had little in place to teach me otherwise. During orientation week there were so many events and programs; it was hard to keep up. One...
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Ode to Black Women

May 13, 2010

Domonique Johnson is getting her degree in Child Development and American Studies— with a concentration in African American Studies from Tufts University. During her undergrad, she was head of the female step team, on various cultural boards, the editor of the Black Literary Magazine, and head of the Black Student Board
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