Identity

RACISM

All the Unfunny Things You Hear as a Non-White Comedian in New Zealand

“Some people are just flat out racist.”
Cori Gonzalez-Macuer
2.11.19
Art

This Artist Builds Sculptures Using Only Black Lego

We had a chance to speak with Toronto’s Ekow Nimako about why he’s building monuments for black youth.
VICE Staff
11.3.18
Culture

Stop Telling Black Writers to Stop Writing About Race

A recent series of comments forced me to confront the issues of writing like everyone else as an other.
Noel Ransome
10.13.18
Film

Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond

Simply copying and pasting black skin on a white character would trivialize the whole point of a black Bond.
Noel Ransome
8.29.18
masculinity

It Might Be Time to Retire the Buzz Phrase ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Ahead of the release of her new book ‘I’m Afraid of Men’ author Vivek Shraya reflects on masculinity myths.
Alison Sinkewicz
8.2.18
Blackkklansman

The True Story Behind Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman: A Black Cop Who Infiltrated the KKK

"My only regret was that I couldn't reveal who I was and what I was doing to thoroughly embarrass them and show them what idiots they were."
Royce Kurmelovs
7.25.18
woman seeing woman

Peyton Fulford's Intimate and Vulnerable Photos of Queer Southern Youth

With her series “Infinite Tenderness,” the photographer develops a new narrative for LGBTQ kids in the South.
Elyssa Goodman
7.10.18
Photography

These Aren’t Your Typical Wrestling Photos

Gay Mexican American photographer Ken Castañeda uses Lucha Libre in his work to express his complex identity.
Clara Mokri
7.6.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Affirming—But Bittersweet—Experience of Watching YouTube Coming Out Videos

I expected the clips from LGBTQ vloggers to be too earnest and saccharine, but I fell down the wormhole anyway.
Amelia Abraham
6.30.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Photos of How a Relationship Plays Out on Cellphones

Photographer Res was surprised when their phone began playing a large part in their relationship. They document the process here.
Res
6.19.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

I Was Tricked into Becoming a Cam Girl at 18

It all started with a mysterious MSN message asking me if I'd like to be a model.
Sarah Hurtes
6.19.18
LGBTQ

How to Experiment with Bisexuality Without Being a Jerk

Women are getting more comfortable coming out as bi, but there's a way to explore without acting like a newbie.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
6.14.18
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