5 Bloggers Who Are Blogging Better Than You (And Me)

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This morning I’m getting on a plane for New York, where tonight I will join Beverly Bond, Jamilah Lemieux, and other incredibly talented and powerful women for a panel hosted by Black Girls Rock!, The Black Girls Rock! Think Tank: Checkin’ Our Fresh. I’m excited to sit amongst such inspiring company, where we will discuss media representations of black women, why some white people feel fear and discomfort about programs like BGR, and other topics. In honor of tonight—and in honor of every day—I wanted to hip you to five amazing women whose blogs you should be reading right now.

Michonne Micheaux: Anti-Oppression. Pro-Storytelling

@LexiScorsese

I knew Michonne as @LexiScorsese before anything else—one of the most hilarious and on-point Twitter accounts I follow to this day—but when I discovered her blog I was in love. Her tagline—Anti-Oppression. Pro-Storytelling.—says it all. She describes herself as “a film nerd who talks too much for microblogging & who loves humanity more than hegemony.” Can we say love at first read?

One of my favorite posts by Michonne Micheaux: The Myth of  “Fast Black Girls”

Trudy of Gradient Lair

@thetrudz

I first came upon Trudy on Twitter. She is brilliant, bold, and no-nonsense, writing about art, media, society, politics, and more. Trudy will blow your mind, every time. Womanism, black feminism, intersectional feminism…she covers it all.

One of my favorite posts by Trudy: General Misogyny vs. Anti-Black Misogyny (Misogynoir), Specifically

Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous

@BlackGirlDanger

Mia appeared on my radar via Facebook. Everyone was sharing her posts left and right, and I soon learned why. She is an incredibly insightful writer, leading Black Girl Dangerous with posts about race, racism, and the experiences of queer and trans people of color, while also amplifying the voices of other amazingly talented writers.

One of my favorite posts by Mia McKenzie: Easy Out There For A (White) Bitch: A Few Words On Lily Allen and the Continued Use of Black Women’s Bodies As Props

Asha French of MODERN MOM

@AFrenchWriter

Asha was actually a mentor of mine (and still is) when I was a young, dumb writer of 15. She’s a columnist at Ebony now for a column called MODERN MOM, where she writes about the wide world of parenting and family while also discussing race, queerness, and more. She’s also writing a book that I can’t wait to read, so stay tuned for that.

One of my favorite posts by Asha French: Dear Beautiful Daughters Who Happen to Be Light

Feminista Jones at FeministaJones.com

@FeministaJones

Here’s another woman that I regularly thank the Twitter gods for. Feminista is fearless, fun, and fierce. She writes about everything from racism to fitness, sex to domestic violence. She’s also HA-LARIOUS. She’s serious about research—trust me, this woman knows her stuff. In my head I call her the Queen of Stats, but really she is the queen of many things.

One of my favorite posts by Feminista Jones: Rape Culture 2.0

If you want to improve the contents of your brain, read these women. If you want to improve the brains of the people around you, share their blogs. And don’t stop there. If you read my blog and you like it…just wait until you read these bloggers who rock. They make me look like an amateur.

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16 thoughts on “5 Bloggers Who Are Blogging Better Than You (And Me)

  1. The Phoenix says:

    Reblogged this on Eccentric and Bent and commented:
    Reblogging so I can find these blogs and check them out for myself. I have heard of Feminista Jones but I don’t think I have actually read her words. Let me know what you think if you read them before I do.

  2. Thanks for introducing me to a few other bloggers.. I’ll check out their blogs and read what they’re talking about.

  3. Olivia, I wish I could see you and these fascinating women this evening but unfortunately my black ass is on the waiting list, lol. I will continue to support your blog. I know you speak from the heart and from experience. Continue to say what ya gotta say!

  4. Alison Loris says:

    had to share this immediately – though I suspect the friend who will appreciate it most is already reading your blog (just possible thanks to me). I haven’t had much to say lately, as I’ve been sick, but I ALWAYS read your posts. Keep it up, SuperSister!

  5. Reblogged this on Whole Woman Network and commented:
    Thanks a lot for this list! And you, Ms Cole are still top on our list.

  6. Danielle Alysse says:

    Thanks so much for this. I love finding out about awesome people/writers. You’re pretty awesome yourself. I really appreciate it.

  7. Thank you so much for the love! I really appreciate you! Always learning so much from you whenever you’re online. <3

  8. ifezua says:

    Thanks Olivia for this line up of amazing women and their works! You are even more amazing for showcasing them. I will definitely be soaking in their (and your) posts.

  9. LissaCoffey says:

    Reblogged this on Newsy.licio.us.

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