My name is Ben Sweet and I am a staff member at Bard College. I work in the BEOP office and I spend my out of the office time facilitating conversations about race, gender, institutions, and more. Well, to be totally honest, my name isn’t really Ben Sweet. My family’s real name is Shanesvee. My […]Read more "To Be a Jew in 2017"
Gloria is passionate about issues relating to Congo, immigration, mental health, black women, race relations, sexuality, spirituality, intersectional feminism, and womanism.Read more "Gloria Kimbulu"
Miriam Meza is the founder of Bellx in Color, which is dedicated to increasing online visibility of men and women of different skin tones in the fashion industry. Meza has showcased exclusive fashion designs by herself. Bellx in Color also features fashionitx of color in curated photo-shoots in effort to reinforce that beauty comes in […]Read more "Bellx in Color"
Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, bandleader, and activist. She performs with la Banda Rebelde and her music is a fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae, and rock sounds.Read more "Taína Asili"
I was born on your birthdayRead more "For Malcolm"
I imagine I am much like other girls trying to feel their way into becoming a woman.Read more "Female Sexuality"
This is for my kids in the ghetto who feel like they don’t belong in a world that’s far too shallow, content on annihilating us all.Read more "For The Kids"
I am not their daughter. The name that reverberates in the atmosphere is of another and I am not her.Read more "To Be Theirs"
On October 29th, 2016, Misbah Awan delivered a speech at Bard College during an event on Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the death of Eric Garner, and police brutality. She discusses the importance of educating yourself and speaking against injustice.Read more "Empowerment"
The October 2016 issue of Oblivion is finally available online! You can download it HERE.Read more "Oblivion Issue No. 4"