In the Fight for Black Lives, Don’t Forget Black Women

I heard my Pastor lead prayer for Black men this morning, and I cringed. Not because there is anything wrong with prayer, nor the prayer he prayed, nor anything wrong with praying for Black Men. After the videos of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who made the mistake of going for a jog and was murdered by two white supremacists, and Sean Reed, who after being unnecessarily gunned down by officers…

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Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster. Featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.

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Whitney Alese

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Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster. Featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.

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