Another post in celebration of Black Women's History Month. The carefree Black girl movement has inspired me as a Black woman to love the many parts of myself. Black women are always viewed as one-dimensional characters. They are almost always negative stereotypes. The sapphire, the Jezebel, the mammy, etc. We are expected to be perfect … Continue reading Celebrating Black Women’s History Month: Black Women who embody “Carefree Black Girl”
Everyday is a celebration of Black women for me. But, since April is Black Women's History Month: I'll be posting many blog posts celebrating Black women. This week's post celebrates Black fashion icons. Lil Kim- “The first rap bitch to rock Chanel,” sums it up. One of the first female rappers to … Continue reading Celebrating Black Women’s History Month: Black Fashion Icons
I’ve been hearing this stereotype that black women prefer thugs for years. Donald Glover has been a big topic of discussion this week. Topics ranging from his music, comments about his racial preferences, and his current partner. I’ve seen many responses about black women not having a preference for “nerdy” black men. Donald has even … Continue reading Do Black Women Only Like Thugs?
Why do I have to say that black girls matter? Why do I have to make a separate hashtag? It's the fact that black women's lives are disregarded even in our own community. It's the fact that a boycott against R. Kelly and wanting to hold him accountable for the twenty years (and still going) … Continue reading Black Victims Matter
Misogynoir is the combination of racism and sexism directed towards black women. This term was coined by Moya Bailey, a black queer feminist scholar. I didn’t learn about the term until about a year ago, but I’ve experienced it all of my life. Recently, I’ve been feeling more emotional about it. Sometimes I have to … Continue reading My Experience with Misogynoir
(Before you read: I am aware that women in general are sexualized from a very young age. But this discusses the experiences of black women.) When they announced that the new Iron Man would be a black, teenage girl, I was excited. I was excited, until I saw the new art for Riri Williams. She … Continue reading The Hypersexualization of Black Women
I would like to explain how important being a carefree black girl is to me. The Carefree Black Girl Movement encourages black women to be themselves. It encourages us to love our kinks, our noses, our lips, our bodies. It encourages us to love our personalities, the way we walk, the way we talk, the … Continue reading What “Carefree Black Girl” means to me