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Everything I Kept: Reflections of an “Anthropoeta”

By Ruth Behar | If I had to choose one aspect of my life that had the greatest impact on me as a thinker and a writer, it would be that I was born a Jew in Cuba. And after that, it would be that I cam

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American Society Biography and Memoir Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Literature and the Arts Women Writing Resistance Ruth Behar

The Beauty, Terror, and Grace of Growing Up Black in America According to Imani Perry

By Gayatri Patnaik | Several months ago, when I was in the midst of editing Imani Perry’s biography of Lorraine Hansberry (Looking for Lorraine), I remember stopping and thinking about how special Ima

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American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Imani Perry Beacon Staff Gayatri Patnaik Breathe

The Patriarchy Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against Mona Eltahawy’s 7 Necessary Sins

By Rakia Clark | Meeting Mona Eltahawy for the first time is like a bolt of lightening. Bold, vibrant, bright red hair, tattoos on both forearms, big, big smile, the works. Sitting down for the first

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activism Now More Than Ever Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Beacon Staff Mona Eltahawy The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Rakia Clark

Believe It or Not, Young Climate Change Activists Need Us to Show Up

Lyn Mikel Brown | Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg made her way to New York City a few weeks ago via an emission-free rac

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activism American Society Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Environment and Conservation Lyn Mikel Brown Powered By Girl

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Bella Sanchez, Assistant to the Director of Sales and Marketing

As most people in publishing will say, I’ve always really, really, loved reading. English was the only subject throughout school that I truly cared about, and the idea of getting to work with books al

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Beacon Behind the Books Beacon Staff Bella Sanchez