Salamishah Tillet is an Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the co-founder of the A Long Walk Home, Inc., a non-profit organization that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against girls and women.
Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.
At an afternoon of feminist performance art on Brooklyn stoops, eavesdropping was encouraged.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s seeking medical help for allegations of sexual harassment redirects our attention away from the real psychological and social harm that his victims experience.
Orange Is the New Black appears to traffic in tired class and race stereotypes, but it also, episode by episode, tries to challenge some of those assumptions by filling in the women’s stories through flashbacks and empathy.
Correctional institutions collectively are the second largest provider of reproductive health services in the country—but most politicians and pundits ignore incarcerated women in the debates over the war on women.