author: ropa, Boshemia Staff, Creative, Personal Essay

Crimes of Future Past

Author: Eileen E., current events, women to watch

Women to Watch: Tiffany Renee Thompson on Performance Activism in Black Lives Matter

E recently had the chance to catch-up with Tiffany Renee Thompson, NYC-based blactress and an emerging activist of the Black Lives Matter movement. Tiffany uses performance as her tool for social activism in New York City. She recently organized an off-Broadway fundraiser performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the Lower East Side.


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images provided by Tiffany Renee Thompson

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Author: Sarah L, news, pop culture

Simone Biles: The Olympic Champion We Need.

The whole world is talking about Simone Biles. Unless you have been living under an Olympic-news-proof rock, you are probably aware that this amazing force of nature is a member of the USA Gymnastics team and has already won FIVE medals at this year’s games in Rio – four Gold, one Bronze. She and her team took the Gold in the Team All-Round, and she was the individual Champion in the Women’s All-Round, the Women’s Vault Final, and the Floor Exercise Final. She also medalled Bronze in the Balance Beam Final. Her routines are phenomenal, gravity-defying feats of strength; her camaraderie and sisterhood with her teammates is glorious; and she is already the most decorated American female gymnast in World Championships history, with 19 medals achieved on the world stage in a combination of Olympic and World Championship success.

Very very impressive. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about Simone Biles – and arguably the most important – is not the details of her success, but in her ownership of it.


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Author: Eileen E., pop culture, review

How to Make LEMONADE

Biographical, confessional, raw, deviant, dope. A few words to describe the experience that is Beyoncé’s latest album, LEMONADE.

I have been sippin’ on Beyoncé’s LEMONADE for about a week now, trying to savor and make sense of the feminist mogul’s alchemical mix of r&b, soul, rock, and country music. Interlaced with spoken word poetry and her own home videos, Bey even samples the sweet sounds of James Blake, The Weeknd, Jack White, and Kendrick Lamar and layers them richly together to create a trans-genre cinematic/musical manifesto that dropped last weekend on Tidal.

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