Rachel Charlene Lewis

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Donald Trump says no one respects women more than he does. We disagree. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

If you’re straight, my love is harder than your love. My love is being afraid of everyone from waiters to apartment managers. My love is always knowing where the exit is, always wondering if it’s worth it, the constant fear.  READ MORE »


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Is Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a Christian, or isn’t he? It’s more difficult to figure out Trump’s religion than you might imagine, but, like, why? READ MORE »


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During the VP debate, Mike Pence said he didn’t get why we needed to talk implicit bias, further proving that we need to talk way, way more about WTF implicit bias is, and how it actually works. Because yes, Pence, we all have it, even law enforcement. READ MORE »


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In August, Donald Trump made clear that he doesn’t think Hillary Clinton has what it takes to be president, specifically noting that Trump believes Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all the many adversaries we face.” He continued pushing this language when Clinton got sick, encouraging the American public… READ MORE »


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Donald Trump has repeatedly shamed Hillary Clinton for her policies regarding taxes, but what is Trump’s tax plan? Despite what he had to say at tonight’s debate (which basically boils down to the idea that he’s going to lower taxes, while Clinton would do the opposite), it seems like Trump’s tax plan isn’t going to do much… READ MORE »


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During tonight’s first president debate, Hillary Clinton talked race, and the dialogue was all too necessary. Considering the negativity still surrounding Clinton calling black people “super-predators” in the ’90s (something she’s since recognized as not OK, and apologized for), it was a chance for Clinton to re-shape the narrative surrounding her policies regarding race, and… READ MORE »


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At tonight’s first presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump argued as a part of his first answer that the U.S. is losing jobs to Mexico. This comes as a part of his general blaming of Mexico for everything from rapists to drugs to the state of our economy. But is that actually the case? Many U.S.READ MORE »


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From the man who has claimed to “have the best words.” READ MORE »


Relationships

The denial burned my heart and my throat and I stopped paying attention to myself and all that was happening on the level right below my heartbreak. I was falling apart. And it wasn’t just because of her. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

We had fun together, these girls and I. We bonded. We got close. But we could never truly love each other because they absolutely refused to see me for who I was. I was just their Black Friend. And then, well, I became their Black Gay Friend. READ MORE »