I found this today on an old flash drive. It was a commissioned piece. It began as a drawing that was digitally manipulated. I like the color purple in it. I like the feeling of womanhood/sisterhood/motherhood in it, too.
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. – Happy Birthday, Audre Lorde
As I count the hours until tonight’s broadcast of the 1974 motion picture Claudine on Turner Classic Movies with Ava Duvernay introducing, I am still thinking of TCM’s recent broadcast of Julie Dash’s 1991 Daughters of the Dust. Duvernay also introduced that beautiful film, which I will show in my Antebellum America class this fall.… Continue reading daughters and claudine
I loved Beyonce’s Homecoming, which premiered on Netflix this week. It brought back memories of driving to Florida A & M University since I was a preteen for the Classic and especially when I was a student at the University of Miami. There is something about being on a historically black college campus that can… Continue reading homecoming
The students enrolled in my Gender, Race and Urban Space class got off to a great start yesterday. We had a wonderful conversation. I loved learning how three of them are former athletes, which resonates given my present book project, which uses the University of Miami football program as a starting place to think about… Continue reading space and place
Tomorrow I meet some of my grad students in “Gender, Race and Urban Space” for the first time. Some of them I will see for the second time (we had a quick meeting before the semester began because of my out-of-town talk during the first week of school). Writings by Gilbert Osofsky, Thomas Bender, Hazel… Continue reading perception
Amazing day with an amazing class. We took up Anya Jabour’s study on the way in which young elite white women in our antebellum past disrupted expectations especially during the Civil War. Time away from home at school permitted some of them to think deeply about the changing world around them that included them. Although… Continue reading scarlett’s sisters and more