I was featured in a NYC newspaper last week. I’ve wanted to see my name in a paper since I was a little girl so this made me extremely happy.
Naima Muhammad, 30, who writes under the pen name “Queen” for afropunk.com and has tweeted her experiences and blogged about them on Thequeenspeaks on Tumblr and MSVIXENMAG.COM, said social media is indispensable for getting a conversation going about the daily, casual degradation women experience in New York City.
The East New York writer silenced a male commenter on Twitter who insisted that women were flattered by harassment by pointing out that women were no more deserving of his assumptions than young men were of being racially profiled.
Following the Twitter hashtag #YouOkSis, which is devoted to de-escalating street aggression, particularly aggression against women of color, taught her not to look the other way when witnessing the harassment of another female.
"Now, if I see another woman looking uncomfortable, I ask her" if she’d like help, she explained. Click link for full article