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Sia Amma: A One Woman Show

Sia Amma braids a weave into her clients hair at her salon, SF African Hair in the Tenderloin district on Wednesday, March 7. (Amarah Hernandez/ Xpress)

Kaila Taylor

April 15, 2018

The streets were a perfect balance of calm and chaotic, the air was cold, and the sound of a new apartment complex being built echoed throughout the shaded street. Sia Amma’s hair salon, Best Hair Braiding Salon, is in the middle of it all. Amma was a feminist to say the least; in every sense of the word...

In Search of the Right Label: The Feminism Story

Image courtesy of Calendar Girl via Flickr

Meira Gebel

April 22, 2015

"Calendar Girl" courtesy of AK Rockefeller via Flickr It is 1968. Women gather at the Atlantic City Boardwalk for the Miss America Pageant, furious and fed up with the stereotypical ideals of beauty for women in society. The women scream, they chant, and, hell, they even throw their fists in the ai...

Interview: Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain

Interview: Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain

Catherine Uy

April 17, 2015

Image courtesy of Femsplain Femsplain is a online platform where women and anyone female-identified can tell their stories. Launched in 2014 by Amber Gordon, the site has become a safe space and community for women to share their thoughts. Each month the website publishes a variety of articles that r...

Feminism is for men too

Farnoush Amiri

October 7, 2014

For a long period of time, the only people who spoke out about the cause of equality for women through the establishment and defending of equal political, cultural, economical, and social rights for women were feminists and activists. In the past decade, however, female celebrities like Beyonce, Shai...

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