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Jessie J Is Sharing a Radically Vulnerable Version of Herself

After a four-year hiatus, Jessie J has returned with a stripped-down new record that shows an artist interested in transcending the traditional role of the pop star. She sat down with Broadly to open up about what prompted her reinvention.
Broadly Staff
6.13.18
Music
Music

Kelly Rowland Won't Let the Rest of the World Tell Her Who She Is

The singer, actress, and cultural icon tells Broadly about overcoming life's obstacles and learning to let go of other people's criticisms.
Bronwyn Isaac
6.12.18
Culture
Culture

Cher Once Played an Abortion Doctor in a Pro-Choice Movie She Directed

With an all-star cast including Demi Moore and Sissy Spacek, the 1996 film "If These Walls Could Talk" broke barriers in its honest and nuanced portrayal of abortion.
Katherine McLaughlin
6.6.18
Music
Music

The Emotional Journey of Listening to No Doubt During Your Saturn Return

Fresh out of a long-term relationship and entering my Saturn return, I've been feeling confused and hopeless. So I revisited "Return of Saturn" to see what I could learn from Gwen Stefani's evolution as an artist and person.
Sara David
5.24.18
tv
tv

Watching Cartoon Animals Grapple with Capitalist Misogyny Will Fuck You Up

"Aggretsuko," the new Netflix show from the makers of Hello Kitty, uses the language of my childhood to express the miseries of my adulthood.
Sara David
5.3.18
R. Kelly
R. Kelly

#MuteRKelly Co-Founder: 'This Is Us Saying Young Black Girls Matter'

After learning of abuse allegations against the R&B singer, Oronike Odeleye launched a petition calling on radio stations to stop playing his music. She tells Broadly about finding a campaign ally in #TimesUp.
Linda Yang
4.30.18
astrology
astrology

The Zodiac Signs Ranked According to Beyoncé

We revisit Beyoncé's 2003 song "Signs" to investigate her astrological feelings.
Sara David
4.27.18
representation
representation

Janelle Monáe Is a Powerful Force for Pansexual Representation

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Janelle Monae wants others who are struggling to be their unique selves to know that she sees and supports them.
Linda Yang
4.26.18
Music
Music

Janelle Monáe Saved Pussy Power From White Feminism

Pussy-centric feminism is rightly derided as cis-sexist and tired, but Monáe's "PYNK" video explodes and re-appropriates pussy power as a personal, queer, and universally positive force.
Sara David
4.11.18
rap
rap

This Rapper Is On a Mission to Empower Filipino Women

In her debut album "Circa91," Ruby Ibarra addresses colorism and prejudice within the Filipino-American community and arms Pinoys with the knowledge to fight injustice.
Mekita Rivas
4.10.18
Culture
Culture

This Girl Band Is Thriving Despite a Racist Hate Campaign Against Them

Rightwing tabloids called them "Ethiopia's Spice Girls" and labeled them a waste of taxpayers' money. Now Yegna is fighting back.
Veronique Mistiaen
3.9.18
Culture
Culture

The Label Giving Girls a Space to Create and Release Their Own Music

In honor of International Women's Day, the Lower East Side Girls Club’s Sound Studio premieres its video for the studio's first song, “You Can Hold Onto My Hand."
Kimberly Lawson
3.8.18