#RIPMilfie

On August 29, 2016, internet personality and social commentator, Nicole Milfie (born Taylor Crenshaw) passed away. Taylor had a devoted following within black feminist and sex-positive Twitter circles. Known for her wit, insight, intelligent cultural commentary and unconditional love for Black women, Taylor is undoubtedly a culture icon that contributed largely to the community of Black women on Twitter.

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Taylor’s transparency about her life struggles, passions, and beliefs won the hearts of so many Twitter users and allowed her to start a transformative movement that had many Black women embracing the unique intersections of their identity that they had previously suppressed. tumblr_ocqbk8enxr1ti629wo1_500Milfie was so brilliant and strategic in dissecting pop culture through her informative threads, and she expertly educated us on the ins and outs of celebrity life, the importance of women being sexually liberated, destroying misogynistic viewpoints, the different avenues and truth about sex work, and drug abuse. She was truly a genius. It is safe to say that without Milfie, many of the things Twitter users are now talking about, probably wouldn’t be discussed in the manner that they currently are. Taylor captivated Black women across the world and humbly taught and healed many of them without them ever knowing that it was needed.

Taylor is also known for “What Happened To Tila Tequila?”, a documentary she made that chronicles the rise and fall of MySpace sensation and TV personality, Tila Tequila. The film details Tila’s career, social networks uprising, and using fame as a tool and weapon. Taylor released this film on September 22nd, 2015 via YouTube.


Taylor was also a young mother whose love for her daughter Madison was unmatched. A week prior to her death, she infamously called out a “star” of Real Housewives of Potomac for falsely using photos of her baby girl as her own. Madison was undoubtedy the love of her life and will be a testament to the great person that her mom was. She actively worked to instill values of freedom and liberation into her baby girl.

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My hope is that Baby Madison knows that she was love and cherished by her mother who is unfortunately gone too soon. To donate to Taylor’s baby girl Madison and assist Taylor’s parents in caring for her, click here.


Check out this interview with SaddestAngel that Nicole Milfie did prior to her passing.

 

Iconic Milfie Advice 

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Rest in peace to a REAL icon, angel, and legend. We love you so much Taylor.  Your legacy will live on for eternity

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Long Live Milfie.

 

 

Revolution In Our Bones: On The State Murder of Korryn Gaines

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TW: Misogynoir, Anti-Black Racism, Police Bruality

I think it’s cute: the way millions are condemning Korryn Gaines actions against police but continuously idolize the likes of Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Assata Shakur and the Black Panthers (amongst others). Like Korryn, Revolution was in their bones.

I think it’s cute: the way Black women are diagnosing her with mental illnesses and citing those as the reason for her defiance while refusing to acknowledge their own mental illness.

I think it’s cute that Korryn’s death is bringing out the ugly in all of us.

Continue reading “Revolution In Our Bones: On The State Murder of Korryn Gaines”

For Black Girls Who Got In Formation When Hot Sauce Wasn’t Enough: On Beyonce, Formation & The Black Panthers

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BREAKING NEWS: Beyonce is Black. Not only that, but she has also just given us the Third F of Feminism: Flawless, Feeling Myself and Formation. With the video release of her new song, Formation, Beyoncé denounced the “exceptional negro” image that has been placed upon her by mass media in order to give Black people, specifically women, an empowerment anthem worthy of several covers, marching band renditions and majorette team performances. The moment she sat on top of the New Orleans police car & submerged into the abyss, we knew that Bey was determined to make a statement. Beyonce has informed the whole entire world that she too, is a Black woman who is dealing with the subconscious effects of racially motivated hatred and violence. She has taken it upon herself to remind everyone that despite her mysterious aura and respectable success, she is still Black, proud and conscious of the world she lives in. The recent discourse surrounding Beyonce has made me proud to be a member of the #Beyhive and above all, a Black woman. The hatred for Beyonce, and consequently all Black women is sickening, palpable and just frightening. Everyone loves to scream about supporting Black women “at all costs”, “no matter what”, until that Black woman is such a huge celebrity that her humanity is questioned and she is stripped of her agency.

 

 

Continue reading “For Black Girls Who Got In Formation When Hot Sauce Wasn’t Enough: On Beyonce, Formation & The Black Panthers”

Black Women’s Lives Matter (Intro)

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Empathy is encouraged for black men. But what about solidarity and empathy for black girl pain?

We know about Emmett Till, Ramarley Graham, Jerean Blake, Kimani Gray, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sam DuBose, Tamir Rice, Jeremy McDole, Kendrick Lamar Johnson, Eric Garner, & Robert “Yummy” Sandifer and so many more Black males victimized by a white supremacist nation that initiated, protected and justified their deaths. 

But who will advocate for the Black girls? Who will tell their stories? Continue reading “Black Women’s Lives Matter (Intro)”

Rest In Peace, Asya P: #Forever15

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40px-Yellow_ribbon.svgIt was on this day (November 28, 2012), three years ago, that Asya Maomi Patton died in the hands of free will. On this day, three years ago many people’s lives were turned upside down. I want to take the time to discuss a few things, the most important being Asya’s story. Following that I want to momentarily delve into Black girlhood/womanhood/sisterhood and depression. Please be patient with me. This is by far one of the most difficult posts I’ve had to write. Even though this is an extremely emotionally guided post, I owe this to myself, Asya and more importantly, to Black girls everywhere.

Thanks in advance for your attention. Continue reading “Rest In Peace, Asya P: #Forever15”