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Final Project: Body Shaming Video

Over the course of the semester we have talked about the act of body shaming quite frequently in class, and I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of it for my final project. Body shaming is defined as the action… Continue Reading →

Final Project: My Hair Is… Painting

My project is inspired by my studies this semester and all that I’ve learned about black hair. I’ve found out about a lot of discrimination and the culture appropriation thrown against black hair. Due to the norm of having a… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Photographic Journey of Black Lesbians

  Tanesha Blake is a student in WMST 495, “Gender, Fashion, and the Body.”

Black Women and Their Oversexualized Bodies

  For decades mainstream media has oversexualized black women and their bodies. This, in turn, has caused black women everywhere to make unnecessary changes to not only their bodies, but their hair as well. This epidemic is something that has… Continue Reading →

African American Women: A History of Bodies

  African American women during slavery in the United States of America were multifaceted individuals. They were cooks, child bearers, providers, and activists. During the 18th and 19th century, the lives of African American women changed as they were dehumanized,… Continue Reading →

To be black, to be woman, and to be thin

While reading Grogan’s Body Image, all I could do was shake my head. The studies listed in the section of the book are dated back to the 1990s, and here we are in the year of 2018 and these same… Continue Reading →

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