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  The thematic topic that I choose for the semester was fashion in fiction, focusing in the fictional areas of literature, television, and cinema and the roles they play regarding the expression of one’s gender and sexuality.  Because (More)
    For my educational tool I wanted to create a discussion forum to get people talking about black women and their over sexualized bodies. I decided to create a blog to create awareness about my topic. I chose to use Tumblr for m (More)
Throughout the semester I’ve continuously told stories about my struggles as an overweight child and the difficulties I had to face growing up. Society and the media played a huge role in how I looked at myself and my capabilities. When I watched T (More)
  https://youtu.be/l65ZDdyXXmw The topic I chose to focus on all semester had to do with women accepting their hair and the perception of it. In week 6 we talked about hair in class and that peaked my interest. From there out I knew that m (More)
My overarching goal is to educate the Old Dominion Community about implicit biases towards men, in order for the stigmatization of men who project their feelings as feminine to end.  In order to obtain my goal, I constructed a meeting with Angel, M- (More)
As this project leads to the completion of this course, I wanted to create an educational tool that would generate an everlasting impact on a population that has the plasticity to enforce change. I created an educational poster that places emphasis o (More)
  For my final project, I decided to create a paper doll with a series of outfits. The outfits are meant to be different variations of the Wonder Woman character as a way of keeping the theme of my body of work produced over the past year. Th (More)
amilliga wrote: Final Project: Dick Tie
  Artist Statement: A Critical Comparison of Fascistic (U.S.) Iconography “Dick Tie” is my artistic statement on the state of American Fascism and heteronationalism. My overarching research interests (in WMST 595 this semester) were Am (More)
  Check out @bodyloristsofhr to view the full project! With each photo is also a portion of the interview with an important message. You do not have to be a member of Instagram to view this art. To start this project off, I posted a pict (More)
Within the last semester, we have discussed various ways we use and view our bodies. Whether it be fashion, body image, hair, intersections of race and class, body modification, or masculinity, it all comes back to the what we think of ourselves and (More)
  The brochures is intended to be in high schools with a decent minority population. Firstly, I chose high schools because I believe that the content  and vocabulary of this brochure may be a bit too much for middle and elementary students. (More)
DT is a graduate student at Old Dominion University’s Institute for the Humanities. He earned his BA in English with an Emphasis in Journalism from Old Dominion. He is most interested with topics relating to sexu (More)
After a semester of discussing the body, WMST 495/595 students were asked what they would tell someone if they could them only one lesson about the body. Here is a sampling of their answers!   You are never alone in your insecurities regar (More)
Mikalah Lake is a student at Old Dominion University pursuing a B.S. in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology. Causes that are particularly important to her are women’s rights, environmental awareness, leadership, civic duty, and mental heal (More)
amilliga wrote: deciding
deciding by Briel Felton   it took hours to be okay   enough before sliding into skin deciding to walk with chin high walk determined & convicted breath   days walking across eggshells breaking t (More)
  The fashion industry is an industry that is growing and changing all the time. Fashion is a way of expressing who you are throughout clothes and is considered a type of art form. Even if you don’t know a single thing about clothes or aren (More)
amilliga wrote: Contemporary Colorism
  Colorism is a type of discrimination where lighter skinned people are treated more favorably than people of darker skin [1] . This is a phenomenon that happens in a lot of minority communities of color, but for the purposes of this arti (More)
  For decades mainstream media has oversexualized black women and their bodies. This, in turn, has caused black women everywhere to make unnecessary changes to not only their bodies, but their hair as well. This epidemic is something that has (More)
amilliga wrote: Poem: The Stretch Mark
My body has marks Some of them are dark Some are around my waist Some are near my face My thighs have lines but they are fine. I'm just me So let me be B E A U T I F U L A collaborative poem by Paige and Jessica in WMST (More)
amilliga wrote: Poem: Skin Tone
"You're pretty for a black girl." Thanks, if you had black skin, you could be beautiful, too. Little brown girl My skin is brown So I never frown Never let anything get me down Always wearing my crown ... and I'm here now. (More)