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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)
  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)
Growing up I was very interested in shows like Xena: Princess Warrior and Sailor Moon. Looking back I now understand these shows had queer (even if it was very subtle) characters and, even though as I child I didn’t understand it ,I knew these char (More)
[caption id="attachment_520" align="aligncenter" width="553"]  1.1 Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.,Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images[/caption] The Smith (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)
[caption id="attachment_466" align="aligncenter" width="192"] Figure 1 Farrell Fat Shame pg. 70[/caption] I conducted a loose Google Image search study for the trope “Asexual Mammy” in 2018, and this was found to be trans-historically true: an (More)
[caption id="attachment_436" align="aligncenter" width="561"] Image Source: http://www.nairaland.com/2086685/18-unclad-photos-african-women[/caption]   African American women during slavery in the United States of America were multifaceted (More)
  Colorism in the black community, not a new concept, but also not acknowledged as much as it should be. The black community is well versed in racism, but are often oblivious to colorism. Colorism is the prejudicial or preferential treatment (More)
The mammy figure is a black woman that lived to serve a white family, most often living in with the family to cook and take care of the children. This woman is most often depicted to be asexual and have no life outside of taking care of the famil (More)
The memes that I have chosen for this blog post, can be defined as problematic because not only do they hyper-sexualize black women, they also sexualize black men and their relationships with people of other races, black children who are no older tha (More)
“Because when black women do things that are inherently apart of their culture they are shamed for it. While when the same people who are shaming black women appropriate their culture they are praised.” “Some of y’all black women look silly (More)
    The hypersexualized jezebel has been, and still continues to be, relevant throughout culture. Stemming from the days of slavery were slave owners took advantage of black women while abusing black men, this continuation of abuse has instilled (More)
[caption id="attachment_366" align="aligncenter" width="296"] https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4e/6e/d5/4e6ed59a3609a23372546dc8897dca3e.jpg[/caption] This meme is a picture of two black women in lingerie but one has darker skin than the other. On t (More)
amilliga wrote: Race and the Body
This image does speak volumes. White skin, blonde, hair and blue eyes has always been seen a sign of dominance, power, and beauty. As Maxine Leeds Craig outlines in her book “Ain’t I a Beauty Queen?”, African American women have a long hist (More)
amilliga wrote: Race and Respectability
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ociMBfkDG1w[/embed]   “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black” is a 2016 Saturday Night Live skit that can be seen as a contemporary replication of the “black is beautiful” concept born in the late 196 (More)
This photo has me thinking about the motto “Black is beautiful.” This photo is used to enforce African-American women's identities. Ain’t I a Beauty Queen by Maxine Leeds Craig discusses the cultural context you see in this photo. This is a (More)
  [caption id="attachment_343" align="aligncenter" width="300"] http://thecityonfire.blogspot.com/2011/07/mostly-gone-with-wind-comments.html[/caption] This image displays ‘mammy’ as a women who puts the weight of the world on her shou (More)
  Body studies in Sociology and Women’s Studies can be really complex, as both have many intersections. They might not be taken seriously, due to the many scenarios where the body can be overlooked and not held in high regard. The pushback (More)