Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

By Amanda Fox We had not planned for a follow-up to our recent post on the rape culture, which is inexplicably prevalent in society, nor did I plan to take on this topic again so soon. Circumstances, however, dictate that we, as Spicie, make certain points abundantly clear regarding this epidemic global crisis. That is […]

Spicie Woman Barbara Farina

Spicie Woman Barbara Farina

By Barbara Farina I think the best way to start this is to tell my story from the time I was born. I was born in Argentina in 1975, during the military dictatorship where many people were killed and missing due to their ideals or political beliefs. For some, it was just for being a […]

My Mom Always Said Girls Were Made Of Sugar & Spice

My Mom Always Said Girls Were Made Of Sugar & Spice

By Knikkolette Church I swear I remember walking up the aisle to the cockpit to sit on the pilot’s lap even though I wasn’t even two. I had my second birthday here in the states. Born in Seoul, South Korea, I was adopted and one of the only non-Caucasian students in a tiny school in […]

I Am Spicie Because I Am Unbreakable

I Am Spicie Because I Am Unbreakable

By Carrie Eckles I was three years old when I first realized that I wasn’t like everyone else. I ached and I was tired all the time. But I ignored it, because I told myself I was the only one and there was nothing that could be done about it. However, my parents noticed the […]

What Makes Me Spicie?

What Makes Me Spicie?

By Alicia Taylor What makes me Spicie? 1. I stand up for what I believe in. I may not believe what you believe, however, I am not one of those women that will agree with you in order to keep the peace. I have a right to my opinions, thoughts and feelings. Guess what? A […]

Why I Am a Spicie Woman- Tracy’s Turn

Why I Am a Spicie Woman- Tracy’s Turn

By Tracy Madlener My parents divorced when I was about two years old.  I’m sure being just eighteen had something to do with it, as I can’t imagine being so mature at that age to be an adult, a parent, and now divorced before ever having a legal drink at the bar.  Yes, they were […]

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Body – It Is Your Temple!

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Body – It Is Your Temple!

By: Grace Alexander (Guest Columnist) Recently we published an article about a female representative in the Michigan House being banned from the floor and prevented on voting on upcoming bills because she used the word “vagina” when talking about reproductive health. The men in the room accused her of being foulmouthed, saying that the word […]

Why I Choose To Be A Spicie Woman

Why I Choose To Be A Spicie Woman

By Anise Smith I will start by saying that I never used to consider myself a feminist, only a black woman trying to make her way in a tough world. What made me focus on the ideology of feminism is that I am both a woman and black, which is twice as hard as being […]

If You Can’t Say It, You Can’t Regulate It: What I learned From Henry Rollins

If You Can’t Say It, You Can’t Regulate It: What I learned From Henry Rollins

By Amanda Fox Vagina There, I said it. Vagina. I said it again, and the world did not end! I’m also pretty sure no one got pregnant because I said it. The way some people view the word, however, you would think both of those things happened and everything in between. We’d all like to […]

Are You Letting Your Inner Child Make Your Grown Up Decisions?

Are You Letting Your Inner Child Make Your Grown Up Decisions?

By Tracy Madlener I have a teenage son who I’m constantly maneuvering his thoughts and ideas about life.  Now don’t start thinking that I’m some sort of control freak mom, his thoughts are his thoughts… I just sprinkle other perspectives onto his teenage brain and I’m hoping he might catch a glimmer of what it […]