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Morgan Jerkins is a writer and recent NYC transplant from New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Literary Orphans, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Toast, and Quartz, among many others. She's also the blog editor for Side B Magazine, a literary journal that uplifts underrepresented voices.

The Whitewashing of Natural Hair Care Lines

Carol’s Daughter and Shea Moisture are ready to appeal to a wider audience — but who loses out?

The Quiet Racism of Instagram Filters

As a woman of color, I wish I could find a filter that doesn't lighten my skin.

Modesty, Religion, and What Happened When I Pierced My Nose

Finding liberation in a tiny diamond stud.