Why the Serena Williams Vanity Fair Cover Image Bothers Me

Why the Serena Williams Vanity Fair Cover Image Bothers Me

Aside from her bead- clad cornrow days, I have not seen Serena Williams on the court. Instead, I solely saw Williams on award shows where she seemed a caricatured version of a black female, clad in an unflattering, inauthentic hair fit for female impersonators and clothes that drew attention to her muscles, or physical hardness [...]

Serve it Up Serena: How the Body Heckling of Serena takes us back to Saartjie

Serve it Up Serena: How the Body Heckling of Serena takes us back to Saartjie

As of yesterday, tennis superstar Serena Williams earned her 6th Wimbledon title. In addition to this victory, Serena is a return recipient of the “Serena Slam.” Amidst what is yet another triumph for blacks, black women in particular- the white media once again again attempts to diminish the accomplishments a black woman by making it [...]