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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 →

Considering the Mammy Image

  This image displays ‘mammy’ as a women who puts the weight of the world on her shoulders. Without her, the world can’t revolve or run smoothly. Just like in slave times, mammy tends to the kitchen, the kids, and… Continue Reading →

From Hottentot to Today: Power, Privilege, and Bodies

  Body studies in Sociology and Women’s Studies can be really complex, as both have many intersections. They might not be taken seriously, due to the many scenarios where the body can be overlooked and not held in high regard…. Continue Reading →

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