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Ayana Byrd

Ayana Byrd

Black Women and the Body Police

Black Women and the Body Police

by Ayana Byrd on December 16 2013, 7:00AM

From Rachel Jeantel, who was treated like a criminal because of her size, to Renisha McBride, who literally lost her life because she was viewed as a threat, 2013 was a challenging year for black women’s bodies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

What Gabby Sidibe's Cover Tells Us About

What Gabby Sidibe’s Cover Tells Us About “Looking Good” in Print

by Ayana Byrd on September 25 2010, 10:15AM

Editors talk about how—and why—they manipulate images of women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gabourey Sidibe, Gender & Sexuality