Pen Out Loud: Freedom, Power, and Rage

Join Black feminist, academic, author, and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective Dr. Brittney Cooper, along with writer, activist, and editor Darnell L. Moore, as they break down the ways their work informs, challenges, and shapes our understanding of the current political situation. Following the tradition of black literary salons, our guests will interrogate each other’s work and engage in a lively discussion on the intersection of race and gender in their activism; the importance of translating theory into accessible ideas that inspire collective change; and how we can use our freedom, power, and rage to change the world.

Dr. Brittney Cooper writes a popular monthly column on race, gender and politics for Cosmopolitan, and is the author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. A professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, she co-founded the Crunk Feminist Collective. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Salon,, and The, among others.

Darnell L. Moore is an editor-at-large at CASSIUS (Urban One), a columnist at and, and a contributor at Mic. He writes regularly for Ebony, Advocate, Vice, and Guardian. Moore is a writer-in-residence at the Center of African American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice at Columbia University, has taught at NYU, Rutgers, Fordham, and Vassar, and was trained at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He divides his time between Brooklyn and Atlanta.