A reflection written by Women’s Center staff member, MJ Jalloh Jamboria Beyoncé’s newest hit, “Formation” has been the topic of conversation everywhere. If you missed the video, here it is! Since her Super Bowl performance on February 7th, Beyoncé has received mountains of praise and criticism for her performance and newest video. (Also, take a… Continue reading Let’s Get in Formation: Beyoncé and Black Hair
Since becoming a co-host on the renowned talk show The View, Raven-Symoné has made her fair share of offensive comments, resulting in her receiving a lot of backlash on social media. From her comments about race to her jokes about not hiring “Watermelondrea,” let’s just say Raven has put her foot in her mouth far… Continue reading “Are you judged by your name?” On Raven-Symoné and the Respectability Politics of “Black-Sounding” Names
A blog reflection written by Women's Center intern, MJ Jalloh-Jamboria This semester I’ve had the privilege of taking Dr. Tammy Henderson’s ‘Black Feminist Thought’ class. I recommend the class to anyone interested in learning the origins and history of black feminism, the claim of black feminist intellect and the way black feminist activism pertains to… Continue reading The Power of Words: The Language Used to Describe People of Color in Activism
A blog reflection written by Women's Center Staff Member Meagé Clements “You’re in a sorority? You don’t look like a sorority girl!” Since becoming a member of Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority Inc., this has become something I’ve grown quite used to hearing. Intrinsically, I politely answer with, “Yes, I am in a sorority” and… Continue reading “You Don’t Look Like a Sorority Girl” – On Greek Life and Being a Woman of Color in a Predominantly White Subculture
A portrait series from Women's Center student staff member Yoo-Jin Kang. These photos were originally presented at the showcase event for the Telling Our Stories project.
A reflection written by Women's Center student staff member Bria Hamlet I've got a gap in my front teeth, I make a mess when I eat, I'm always late, I'm hard to date, I think Eminem is my soulmate I rock an afro with piercings, I exaggerate my feelings, I watch YouTube instead of TV,… Continue reading I Am
I am reclaiming my blackness. It's been taken, twisted, and transformed into something I no longer recognized. It was deemed less than by the black kids, less than by the white kids, and left me navigating a space with an identity invalid. My mom and I had a long "discussion" about the term Blackish. This began… Continue reading Blackish: Telling My Story
A post written by Women's Center staff member, Bria My click moment was progressive. It proceeded slowly, with caution, and then consumed me. For as long as it has been relevant, I’ve believed in autonomy. I didn’t have the word for it in 7th grade, but I knew that I was never obligated to… Continue reading My Click Moment