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Allison Gaines
Essayist, Poet, Activist, and Scholar, EIC of CULTURED, Co-Founder of #WEOC, with bylines at Momentum & ZORA ♥︎

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Choosing yourself is revolutionary

Photo: WTA/Jimmie48

To communicate effectively, you have to control your tone. Here’s how to do that.

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Academia holds Black women to an arbitrary standard

Nikole Hannah-Jones poses for “Vanity Fair.” Photo: Levi Walton

Commemorating The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

Reflecting on an American tragedy 100 years after it happened.

A Black couple walks across a street with smoke rising in the distance after the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. Oklahoma Historical Society/Getty Images

Black Lives Matter protesters couldn’t get away with this

Photo: via Twitter @laurennmcc


How cyberbullying threatens the movement


An underhanded compliment does more harm than good

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Reflections on my writing and the racial reckoning

Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

Edition #1

Short poems from Writers and Editors of Color

Photo Credit | Allison Gaines made via Canva

Allison Gaines

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