The Defiant Dream Pop of Blue, Girl

blue girl

Last winter, in the dark belly of the Tapp’s building in downtown Columbia, they shut the door, locking us into the Fountain Room to prevent any interruptions. What followed was heartbreaking and breathtaking and utterly unforgettable. Ahomari has performed under a few different monikers, that night at New Legacy Project’s Subversive Arts Festival Extravaganza (SAFE), … [Read more…]

The Price Women Pay: Sexism and Power in Academia


Next month marks the three-year anniversary of my escape from academia. I say “escape” not because I really wanted to leave academia, but because I’ve come to realize in recent months that I barely got out with my sanity intact. Last December, one of my former professors passed away from cancer. She was young and … [Read more…]

Así soy: A conversation with Josephine Figueroa

Josephine Figueroa

The Latinx community is blooming in Atlanta. Nonprofits, bands, businesses, artists, legislators- everyone is working hard and pushing forward. In the midst of this movement is Josephine Figueroa, the creative who is making spaces and opening doors for our voices to be heard. From curating art shows to throwing the best rumba in town, there … [Read more…]

Auntie Bellum Weekend Mix #37

Carver High School students in White Springs Florida, playing Mazoo in 1956 (courtesy of the Florida Memory Project)

First mix of the summer features fresh, Florida indie hip hop, Texas punk rock, South Carolina folk rock, Louisiana jazzy, funky soul, and more. As always (though less frequently) these mixes feature mostly new music from hard-working and talented Southern women and non-binary and trans Southerners. I’ve included a Spotify playlist, videos, and just a … [Read more…]