Consider this: Now is the perfect time to think about our legacies. Though climate change is accelerating, racial inequity is ever-increasing, and the pandemic is raging without a true end in sight, we must now face realities that we have attempted to avoid: mortality, inequality, and systems rigged to enrich the wealthy at the expense of the impoverished. So now we must ask: Who do we want to be as a society? And how can we get there? Our Legacy issue, which commemorates Bitch Media’s 25th anniversary, attempts to answer these questions from multiple angles, exploring the legacy of Black-owned fashion brands, the ways in which journalists cover immigration, the past and future of restaurant criticism, the evolution of the rom-com, the prison-industrial complex harming incarcerated women in more ways than one, and so much more. As we consider our own legacies, this issue pushes us to explores how our own individual footprint fits within our larger world.
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