The Writer

About Me: Shae Collins

AWomynsWorthI am a proud Black feminist who loves writing and doing things people think are impractical. I’m passionate about black women’s issues and most interested in working with writers, magazines, online sites, organizations, and enthusiastic people to eradicate our nation of institutionalized racism and everyday microaggressions. I write editorial stuff (whatever that means), think pieces, short essays and fiction.

My work has been published in EBONY, Everyday Feminism, Our Weekly Newspaper, For Harriet, Ms. magazineXO Jane, Slutist, and Racialicious, and republished on Huff Post Women, Clutch Magazine and Jezebel.

Hope you enjoy A Woman’s Worth.

Some of my published work:



5 Responses to “The Writer”

  1. Maria November 17, 2022 at 10:54 AM #

    Great reaading your blog


  2. Bianca March 21, 2014 at 7:33 AM #

    Hi Shae,

    I work on a producing team for the Katie Couric talk show and would love to chat with you about your virginity article. If this something that interests you, please reach out to me at


  3. Kay March 12, 2014 at 8:29 PM #

    Hi there! I just wanted to thank you for your “I Shouldn’t Need and Excuse to be a Virgin” piece that you wrote. It opened up my eyes. I turned 24 in January and have been worrying myself to death about just “getting it over with.” As I get older I just find that it gets harder and harder to explain or to even tell people at all (because yes, sometimes I HAVE lied – I confess) that I am still a virgin. Like you, it’s not because of religion or anything like that.
    I am a virgin. I don’t know for how much longer, but for now I am. I don’t need excuses, and I don’t need the shame. I’ll get to it when I do and if the man I’m with doesn’t get it, then fine. Move on. Because at 24, I’m not looking for the “dreamy” teenage dream of losing my virginity. I just want someone who will be understanding enough and patient enough. I’m not even specifically looking for a boyfriend. Just someone mature enough to bear with me the first couple of times at least. After reading your piece, I feel a little less weight on my shoulders. Thank you.


    • awomynsworth March 12, 2014 at 8:37 PM #

      Thank you. I’m glad you feel that way now. Honestly I wrote the piece hoping someone understood where I was coming from. So many people have told me they have a similar experience.



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