Like many, I was glued to Democracy Now’s live broadcast on the night of Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6 p.m. until shortly after 11:08 p.m., the time that Troy Davis […]
Author: Erica Williams
Early this summer, I was in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, directing a five-week study-abroad program for Spelman College students when I began to hear buzz about the upcoming Marcha das Vadias, […]
Listening to bell hooks and Gloria Steinem
On September 20, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall facilitated a conversation between bell hooks and Gloria Steinem before an overflowing auditorium at Spelman College. These feminist icons courageously shared their aspirations, anxieties, joys, and valuable life lessons. bell hooks stated, “Integrity is congruence between what you think, say, and do.” Here are some take-aways about how to live a life of integrity:
Blonde Beauties and Black Booties: Racial Hierarchies in Brazil
Ironically, while scouts search Southern Brazil for women of European descent to fit into the standard of beauty, European and North American men travel to the Northeast of Brazil seeking sex with women of African descent who they imagine as hypersexual.