Ayana Byrd

Black Women and the Body Police

by Ayana Byrd on Dec 16, 2013 7:00AM

From Rachel Jeantel, who was treated like a criminal because of her size, to Renisha McBride, who literally lost her life because she was viewed as a threat, 2013 was a challenging year for black women's bodies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

What Gabby Sidibe's Cover Tells Us About "Looking Good" in Print

by Ayana Byrd on Sep 25, 2010 10:15AM

Editors talk about how--and why--they manipulate images of women.

Topics: Gabourey Sidibe, Gender & Sexuality, Arts & Culture