• Magazine

    The House of Windsor must fall

    But not before they pay reparations to the descendants of the victims of the transatlantic trade in Africans.

  • Magazine

    Baby book: Documenting undocumented motherhood

    A note from Briarpatch’s editor, clarifying four factual inaccuracies that existed in the baby book, and how they came to be published. 

  • Online-only

    The ‘super strong Black woman’ and the silent suffering

    Grada Kilomba writes about the thin line that Black women walk between the stereotypes of sub-human and super-human.

  • Magazine

    Working while Black

    Amid COVID-19 and a global uprising against police brutality, the already intense demands and pressures that Black women face at work have become crushing. Hawa Mire convened a roundtable on Black women’s labour during these times

  • Magazine

    Land Back means protecting Black and Indigenous trans women

    Historically, Black and Indigenous trans women were honoured within our communities. Today, Land Back means undoing transmisogyny in our movements and restoring the cultural importance of non-colonial gender identities.

  • Magazine

    Breaking the cycle of harm

    To avoid police and prisons, more leftists are turning to accountability processes to repair harm. But fractious accountability processes are tearing communities apart. How might returning to transformative justice’s Black feminist roots help break the cycle?

  • Sask Dispatch

    Emergency rally for Black lives draws hundreds

    As uprisings in support of Black Lives Matter continue across North America and the world, hundreds gathered in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature to show solidarity and call for justice.

  • Magazine

    Troubled waters

    I know that Black and brown bodies hampered in water, drowning Black and brown bodies, absent Black and brown bodies are required for and useful to whiteness. I see this Jim Crowed reality every time I enter a pool and my fast and skilled Black body is punished for contravening white aquatic segregation.

  • Magazine

    Our Hair Story

    “She doesn’t understand that she was born into a white supremacist society that devalues and underestimates Black women. Instead, she only knows that she doesn’t have ‘good hair.‘” Photography runner-up of the Writing in the Margins contest.

  • Magazine

    If Black Women Were Free: Part 2

    Accounting for the history of transformative justice and determining how it can best be put into practice in non-Black spaces.

  • Magazine

    If Black Women Were Free: Part 1

    What is transformative justice, and how can it be used in organizing spaces to respond to sexual violence?

  • Magazine

    Feminism’s White Default

    White supremacy continues to permeate feminist organizing in Canada.