The Law Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice of the University of Cincinnati grew out of the joint program in law and women’s studies, during which students develop their own research projects and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a variety of settings.
A team of professors and recent graduates at the Center run a blog that “aims to prepare law students to tackle social justice issues and serves as a communication bridge between communities by providing insightful articles”. They also directly help survivors of domestic violence, advocate for LGBTIQ rights and work with feminist organizations.
Janet Mock is an American author, director, producer, television host and transgender rights activists. A native of Honolulu, she attended the University of Hawaii and earned her master’s degree in journalism from the New York University.
Her book titled Redefining Realness became a New York Times bestseller. She is also a former staff editor of People’s magazine and a contributing editor for Marie Claire magazine. Janet lives in New York and Los Angeles and runs a blog about race, gender and culture, written about from an analytical point of view.
Campus Pride is a nonprofit organization based in the USA that brings together leaders from campuses on entire continent to speak about LGBTIQ issues and highlight events in their college community.
Their blog explores issues related specifically to LGBTIQ college students and fights for a safe college atmosphere and race equality. They envision “campuses and a society free of anti-LGBTIQ prejudice, bigotry and hate”. They work to develop student leaders, campus networks, and future actions to create such positive change.
Hollaback! started working in 2005 to end gender based harassment in public space, commonly known as street harassment. Later on they expanded to work on harassment in all spaces taking into account different groups such as women, LGBTIQ, black people, indigenous groups and more.
Their blog is supported by local activists in 84 cities and 24 countries. It provides an online space for people to speak about times they have been harassed on the street with a purpose of raising awareness about street harassment through personal stories. Hollaback! envisions “a world where street harassment is not tolerated and where we all enjoy equal access to public spaces”.
The Crunck Feminist Collective (CFC) serves a space of support for hip hop generation feminists of color, straight and queer. They build a rhetorical community to discuss ideas, express their feminist views, challenge and debate one another, as well as support each other.
The CFC is a community of scholar-activists coming from different professional areas to share their work in an online blog community. The word crunk derives from the terms crazy or chronic and with drunk and paired with feminism, suggests people become intoxicated with the complexity of the term. The blog, thus, covers insightful topics while raising controversial discussions about social justice.
Real Colored Girls is a blog written by Christina Bell, a spoken word poet, and Mako Fitts Ward, a writer, activist and a feminist educators. Their blog is affected by women of the African diaspora revolving around the issues on the ways they are being represented globally.
On their blog they talk about issues affecting representation of minorities in the media with a goals of putting an end to stereotypes that appear in the public space. They empower women of color to achieve the meaning of real in different ways, professionally, emotionally, politically and spiritually.
Parenting for Social Justice is a blog run by a non-profit Act for Justice. They work with a goal of reducing harm and to create safe, healthy and just communities. They engage in community social work, human rights, restorative justice in schools, radical finance, and starting up a social justice collective.
The blog is run by Abi and Angela, who are challenging themselves to be more intentional about bringing social justice books, conversation, and action into their parenting. They work to understand seven social justice principles and through Parenting for Social Justice blog they share their ideas, attempts, mess-ups and resources.
The Peace and Justice Center is Vermont based non-profit that provides support on a variety of economic and social issues. They work with community members, local business, other non-profits and activists to achieve their goals.
They work on the interconnected issues of peace, human rights, and economic, social, and racial justice by utilizing education, leadership development and community building. Since their ultimate goal is to create a just and peaceful blog they run a blog covering issues around racism, gender discrimination and LGBTIQ.
Feministing describe themselves as ‘’an online community run by and for young feminists’. Their team is made up of more than a dozen editors, columnists and interns publishing feminist analysis covering topics from pop culture to politics, while inspiring youth to make real world feminist changes.
On their blog they publish on a broad spectrum of intersectional feminist issues, from campus sexual violence, reproductive justice to transgender rights. They act as a gateway to the feminist movement for young people, giving them a way to take concrete actions in their communities.
BGD was created by an award-winning writer Mia McKenzie to amplify the voices, expressions and experiences of trans and queer people of color. With focus on social justice from a QTPoC perspective, BGD is the only blog if this kind on the web.
Since it was started in 2011, BGD Blog has featured over 300 diverse writers from three countries reaching over seven million readers globally. It is a place where voices are heard, and where queer and trans people of color can express their views on issues affecting them.