photo credit: Atlanta Journal-Constitution photographic archive, Georgia State University Library

Keep Your Shame, I Found My Peace

“Just do what you have to do and be done with it already.” That was his response, my boyfriend of three years, as I sat on the edge of the bathtub holding my stomach— crying, shaking, shattered, and feeling every piece of my world wash out from under me. You know, because pregnancy is a … [Read more…]

The Personal Is Political: Volume Two: What to Say about Babies

photo taken by Katherine Dalton

Auntie Bellum, we’re on our third date. We’ve told each other some cute and funny stories. We’ve cautiously dropped the F-bomb to test the waters. We’ve been charming. So now we’re at the “share something that scares you” date. Now read this sweet, y’all, because my husband is nervous about sharing this with the world, … [Read more…]

Fannie Flagg: From Miss Congeniality to Fried Green Tomatoes

Promotional photo of Fannie Flagg, 1972

“I guess my problem is that I don’t look show bizzy. Like when I go to a store people come up to me and say: ‘Miss could you help me?’ I dunno, maybe I should wear rhinestones in my eyeglasses, or something.” That was Fannie Flagg in 1969. She was an actress and a comedian. … [Read more…]

AB Podcast #5: Errin, Kyran, & the Politics of Hair

Auntie Bellum microphone

  Hair is a part of our identity. Errin and Kyran join AB Editors Brittany Braddock and Jenni Crowder in the studio to discuss the cultural appropriation of hairstyles. We pulled Errin into the studio after she shared a positive hair experience at Girls Rock Columbia and wanted to share that education and cultural background with … [Read more…]

A Week’s Worth of Women in the News: September 13-19

photo credit: Anna Olson papers, Georgia State University digital archives

From leaving the “girl band” moniker behind, Lisbon artists teaching elderly women graffiti, breaking the Jemima code, and a subtle cry for help with the Black Dot Campaign to Matt Damon’s ‘splaining, Lady Gaga’s haunting new video about campus rape, feminism and confessional writing, Planned Parenthood under siege, South Carolina’s terrible new superlative, and Lena … [Read more…]