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Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

April 24, 2015
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TFW celebrates Collective member Tanisha C. Ford on the publication of her new book!! — From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Cultural Plagiarism

March 25, 2015
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By Shantel Perry   Cultural appropriation is a continuing epidemic in the United States (US). Yes I said it, Black Culture (although we are not the only ones) is being eroded and manipulated by Whites who steal elements of Black Culture, adapt them for dominant and mainstream use, and rebrand them as popular, new,...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Precious Life

February 3, 2015
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By Sarah de Schweinitz     The first thing I notice in this advertisement is the model’s closed eyes.  She appears to be either sleeping or knocked out, looking more like the latter considering how difficult and uncomfortable it would be to sleep on rocks. The model is young, thin, and very pale. Her...
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Dancing While Black

May 30, 2014
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My friend read the letters DWB on my computer screen, assumed they were the acronym for “driving while black” and wondered what racial profiling had to do with the corresponding photos of black women caught in mid-motion, arms extended, faces to the sky. I told her that DWB is Paloma McGregor’s latest initiative and...
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Two Poems by Erin Parks

April 9, 2014
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By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how to maneuver each curl....
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Blonde Success: Fact or Myth?

September 11, 2013
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By Ravon Ruffin and James “JP” Miller Do gentlemen really prefer blondes or has a history of fetishization of “the blonde” by media made it more ideal? Hollywood built a stereotype of beauty surrounding blonde appeal. Aspiring white female actresses found ready made access to hollywood by abiding to this Eurocentric standard, and a legacy...
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Sex, Art and Beautiful Garbage: An Interview With Author Jill Di Donato

May 30, 2013
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Sex, Art and Beautiful Garbage: An Interview With Author Jill Di Donato

By Julie Gillis I love art and I love women. As a feminist woman and as an artist, I’ve long been fascinated with the way our sexuality informs art and how we are in the world. Do we  suppress or subjugate our sexuality, our drives, our desires just to create art that is presentable?...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Why The Concept Of 'Modesty' Disgusts Me

May 15, 2013
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By Mohadesa Najumi When I think about what modesty means in today’s political, cultural and religious environment, I am inclined to believe that the concept itself does not involve choice, or any dimension of freedom or independent thought.  Rather, modesty constitutes a dictatorial concept forced upon women whether they agree with it or not....
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Why My Kingdom Needs Janelle Monae’s Q.U.E.E.Ndom

May 10, 2013
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Why My Kingdom Needs Janelle Monae’s Q.U.E.E.Ndom

By Hashim Pipkin I am not a black woman. And unlike many who are not, I do not claim to be able to speak for the quotidian existence of black women in this world. I do not know their interior lives. I do not know the battles their desires must take up daily to keep...
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Untangling the Knots: Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Women (Revisited)

April 9, 2013
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Untangling the Knots: Understanding the Hair Politics of Black Women (Revisited)

By Mazuba Haanyama My central aim involves the politics of bodily performance, in negotiation with shifting realities of a post-Apartheid context, where constructions of gender, race and class are both mobile and stagnant… This project critically engages the role of popular culture in influencing youth cultures. In a context such as South Africa, such...
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