Tales of Twenty-Seven: The Shared Experience of Black Female Pain

“Capture, imprisonment, is the closest to being dead that one is likely to experience in this life.” —George L. Jackson  By twenty-seven, Saartje Baartman had already transitioned— her brain and genitals  jarred by a white scientist George Curvier praised for his “formal” distinction between white and black women. Baartman had only lived to see twenty-five […]