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All content by Cheyenne Porcher
Your Greatest Asset in This Age Is Self-Nurturing

Your Greatest Asset in This Age Is Self-Nurturing

Columnist Cheyenne reminds women and non-binary people of color to uphold and nurture the love they have for themselves.
December 4, 2018

For the past semester, I’ve had the honor to reach you on a biweekly basis through my column, “Identity of Love.” Most of my pieces have highlighted the negative, often overlooked...

Don’t Be a TERF

Don’t Be a TERF

In light of Donald Trump's recent efforts to legalize the erasure of trans identities and trans rights, Columnist Cheyenne Porcher takes a look at what she and other cis women of color can do to bolster support for transgender activism and rights.
November 5, 2018

Rest in power to Vicki Lee Jones, Maurice Stallard, Irving Younger, Melvin Wax, Rose Mallinger, Sylvan Simon, Bernice Simon, Jerry Rabinowitz, Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried,...

The Black Womans Burden

The Black Woman’s Burden

October 24, 2018

Last week I got into an argument with my boyfriend. It wasn’t major — just a back and forth over a miscommunication, but afterwards I was feeling pretty down about it and reached...

Why Do We Force Sex and Crime on Black Children?

Why Do We Force Sex and Crime on Black Children?

October 12, 2018

Content Warning: this article discusses the sexualization of children of color. I was eight years old the first time I got catcalled. When I was 11, I didn’t wear shorts in...

Don’t Call Me Your Milk Chocolate Mocha Caramel Queen

Don’t Call Me Your Milk Chocolate Mocha Caramel Queen

September 24, 2018
Columnist Cheyenne Porcher's take on the fetishization of women of color.
Snow Bunnies Aren’t a Type and Neither Am I

Snow Bunnies Aren’t a Type and Neither Am I

Racial preferences in dating aren't components of your type. They're just racist.
September 11, 2018
Racial preferences in dating are not components of your type. They're just racist.