Ijeoma Oluo

I Will Never Apologize for My Identity Politics

The other day on Twitter, a man posted a picture of my coloring book he’d given his daughter for Christmas. He was excited to give her a coloring book full of badass intersectional feminists. He wanted to thank me for creating it.

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I Grew up Too Poor to Smile

I remember the first time I tried to Photoshop a tooth into my mouth. I was trying desperately to fill the dark spot visible at the corner of my mouth. I hadn’t needed to in the past, but this most recent tooth I lost was right on the border of my smile line. I was looking at this picture of me smiling wide with pure joy and thinking, “Oh no, everyone will know.”

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33 Things I Hate About This Election, in No Particular Order

1. When Bernie supporters use “whore” in the pejorative when referring to Hillary

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How to Not Be an Asshole This Election Season

There’s nothing like an election to bring the worst out in everybody. And this election is bringing out the worst of the worst from the deepest depths of seemingly everyone’s soul. If you haven’t lost at least one friend due to political differences this election season, well—you may want to check your contact list for people you haven’t heard from in a while. Chances are, they’re mad at you.

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I Understand Why People Believe Sexual Predators Rather than Victims - I Did

I am a woman. I am a feminist. And it took me 12 years to admit that someone I loved was a sexual predator.

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