Whispers of a Womanist

A Black Female Perspective…

#Blackgirlmagic with Kara Walker

My first encounter with Kara Walker was unexpected. I took a writing class and one of my classes printed their essay on used paper, and Kara Walker’s work was on the back. This is the image I saw: The image... Continue Reading →

The Contradictory Catcall for the “Natural” Black Woman

Catcalling maintains an interesting correspondence to the female experience. While not  incurred by all women, catcalling is an envied form of misogyny often falsely attributed to a woman's attractiveness. Whether declaring a woman's beauty to insulting her, catcalling is merely... Continue Reading →

Black Women, the Workplace and White Acceptance

Racism and prejudice pollute the daily existence of black people around the globe. Whether on public transportation, dining with family, at the movies or even waking down the street, racism hovers over the black American's plight through life. For the... Continue Reading →

Why are we surprised? Shock, Stagnancy and the Disregarded Black Female Body

This past Friday I awoke to an alert regarding the abundant missing black female bodies in our nation’s capital. Many speculate that these girls have become involuntary organ donors. Others suspect that these girls have been sold into the sex... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of the Beast

Beauty and the Beast starring Hogwarts alumni Emma Watson proves an allegorical commentary on race. The age old story of an arrogant prince humbled by an unassuming sorceress seemingly illustrates the power of true love, but covertly depicts blackness as... Continue Reading →

What the Eyelash Ambush Says To the Black Collective

If you have ever lived in or visited a black community, you’ve seen them. They occupy numerous corners. They accumulate countless black dollars. Dry cleaners. Chinese food restaurants. Nail Salons. Beauty Supply stores. These businesses remain staples of the black... Continue Reading →

Is Assata Welcome Too?

Contemporary preoccupation with immigration proves an interesting discourse in contemplating racism. Following Trump’s Muslim ban, several of my coworkers posted flyers outside of their offices/cubicles. The flyer states that Muslims, immigrants, and refugees are welcome. Similarly, I've seen these posters in... Continue Reading →

Remembering Mari Evans

Poet. Essayist. Black Arts Figure. Black Woman. Soldier. Voice. Mari Evans. These words fractionally represent late writer Mari Evans. Mari Evans, an Indianapolis-based writer of the Black Arts Movement, made her transition Friday, March 10th at the age of ninety-three.... Continue Reading →

A Day Without Women? Try a Life Without One…

In solidarity with the traditional means in which America conceptualizes women, as a non-male white, the western world implemented “A Day Without Women.” This holiday asks women to take a day off from quotidian activities to illustrate the void that... Continue Reading →

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