This Disney remake needs more than just a “black mermaid.” We need a story with a black feminist imagination.
“We need to understand that style and adornment have always been central to a feminist project and how feminists have defined themselves or pushed back against normative readings of the body.”
Kinitra Brooks and Kameelah Martin’s new collection adds to a growing list of works that comprise “Beyoncé Studies.”
“I think that black scientists are thought of as mythological Afrofuturist beings. And it may be that we’re Afrofuturists, but we’re not mythological.”
“How do I take science and by solving a problem in science, address a problem that disproportionately affects women all over planet Earth? That’s my feminist agenda.”
There is a lingering anxiety that our various performances of “black excellence” will somehow be undercut as fraudulent. I see that theme recurring throughout the film “Us.”
“Harriet Tubman’s story is not about slavery. It’s about escaping from slavery. It’s about freedom.”
Ms. talked to self-described “black feminist love evangelist,” poet, scholar and “queer troublemaker” Alexis Pauline Gumbs about her latest book: the experimental, poetic and futuristic “M Archive: After the End of the World.”
These 10 feminist moments shifted the media landscape and echoed across the Internet this year—inspiring, empowering and mobilizing feminists across the country in the process.
“What was fundamental to me was to explore in Where Hands Touch what persecution looks like and what searching for an identity looks like as you’re coming of age without a community.”