Celebrating Poetry and Female Poets

In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month to “celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.” Many people, established writers and novice poets, often do a “challenge” to write a poem a day for the entire month of April. Even though the month is well underway, jump in if you […]

Hip-Hop’s War on Women & Genesis Be: Maxim Hygiene’s Fierce Woman

How powerful does having a vagina make us? True, we can make men fall to their knees at just the hint of sex, but as women, we’re still battered by what the Daily Beast calls, “hip-hop’s war on women.” The music industry has predominately been male dominated and littered with misogynistic rappers, but in the […]