Eshet Chayil is a hebrew saying meaning woman of valour. The concept, rooted in Jewish mysticism, describes a woman that speaks for herself. It connotes bravery and righteousness even in the face of oppression, while still contributing to an abundance of good to the universe. March is of course Women’s History Month, and there are […]
Michele Amira Pinczuk
Michele Amira is a vegan dancer with a love of hummus, hoop earrings, hip-hop. She is also a journalist for The Source magazine who loves writing about the newest in natural curly hair products, politics, geek-gamer culture hipster fashion and hip-hop mixtapes. When she’s not writing about what’s going on around her, she’s talking about it on her hip-hop radio show, The Mecca, at University of Maryland where she is a Creative Writing major.
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In the spirit of hip-hop diss tracks, Feminist Punk band Pussy Riot calls out attorney general Yuri Chaika of their Mother Russia, bringing to light his ties with the mafia and the damage he is doing to their country. Tolokonnikova raps in the video dressed as a cossack soldier “Be humble, learn to obey,” with […]
Russian Anarchist Emma Goldman once said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” Well, this is very true in the case of the few ballet dancers left in Iran who are combating Tehran’s oppressive morality laws by dancing in secret. Before the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the country poured funding […]