Antigone Ntagkounakis

Dark chocolate addict usually talking about gender issues or her next iced latte. Self-identified New Yorker who still accidentally gets on the express sometimes. It’s all an act.
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What is White Feminism and How Do I Unlearn It?

With intersectionality at the center of the ongoing development of feminist, LGBTQ, civil rights, and countless other social movements, it’s only right that the history of the original feminist movement be considered, understood, and studied for what it is: racist. The usual heroic stories of the suffragettes and the reproductive justice advocates of the 1960s…

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Does the BDSM Community Already Have the Consent Model We’re Looking For?

If it’s not a yes, it’s a no. That seems to be the new (and right) approach to consent: one flooding schools, editorials, and activist movements around the country. And, yes, it’s true, talking openly about sex and consent is a step in the right direction. Certainly topics like these were never even mentioned in…

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Workouts That Can Help Your Body and Mind

We’ve all noticed the rise in all things wellness (you’re reading this site after all!). From meditation studios, to breathing-focused apps, to the explosion of CBD, the health market is no longer just for the body. Now, health products and services are geared ever-increasingly towards the mind. But what are some ways we can fuse…

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Toxic or Just Human? How To Distinguish Who Should Stay and Who Should Go

Until a few years ago, the only context in which I heard the word “toxic” was in regards to substances or waste. Now it seems like everywhere I turn there is a new article about how to cleanse your life and ditch your “toxic relationships.” This viral trend advocates for people, especially women, to exercise more…

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Why We Stay: The Trouble With Reporting and Leaving

Why would you stay? If someone hit you, why would you stay? If your partner beat you, harassed you, assaulted you, raped you, why? How could you stay with that person? Why wouldn’t you come forward with your story? Coming of age as a young woman in America, these were questions that crossed my mind…

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What’s With Women Saying Sorry All The Time and How Do We Break The Cycle?

Today, I apologized to a door. Really, I said sorry to the person who had just passed through the door, which I had stopped to hold for them. Why would I be apologizing to a stranger I had done a quick favor for? I have no idea. But by the time the stranger had come…

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Is Your Self-Care Routine Actually Healing You?

Self-care is having a moment. It’s everywhere: on Instagram, online, and in stores. Whether on your screen or around the corner, brands and businesses have seemed to explode in this cultivation of promoting new ways, and products, to take care of yourself. This spotlight on treating yourself to your favorite skin-care products, foods, candles—or just…

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Why My Voice Counts, Not Just As a Woman, but as a Human

Why would you stay? If someone hit you, why would you stay? If your partner beat you, harassed you, assaulted you, raped you, why? How could you stay with that person? Why wouldn’t you come forward with your story? Coming of age as a young woman in America, these were questions that crossed my mind—more…

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