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Bodylore and Media Studies

Media effects on body imaging Like every woman who is constantly being targeted through media, I understood how it was affecting me every day. Being passionate about studying media and how it works, I always thought that I have better… Continue Reading →

Bodylore and Entertainment Journalism

Challenging Body Norms through Media Bodylore is an integral component of our lives and social interactions. As humans, we understand ourselves and engage with other through the use and acceptance of our bodies. In order to understand what bodylore encompasses,… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Sex Conversation with my Mom!

When some of my classmates stated that they were not comfortable sharing their “sex lives” with their parents, it really inspired me to make a video with my mom of us talking about anything that is related to sex.  I am… Continue Reading →

Final Project: The Power of Makeup

My research for this semester has been an exploration of makeup, the beauty industry/community, and stigmas attached to makeup and those who wear it. For my final project, I delved into The Power of Makeup, a tutorial turned challenge created… Continue Reading →

Final Project: We Love Our Body Instagram

At first I would have said I started this project late, but after some time of reflecting I would state that I started on time and a big part of the process is thinking about the process.  I had a… Continue Reading →

Colorism Within the African-American Community

Colorism is the discrimination based on skin color and or shade. It’s a type of form of prejudice that allows people to be treated differently based on the social aspects of skin color. Colorism within the black community goes overlooked… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Miss2MuchBooty Tumblr

    For my educational tool I wanted to create a discussion forum to get people talking about black women and their over sexualized bodies. I decided to create a blog to create awareness about my topic. I chose to… Continue Reading →

Painting: Bitch as a Category for Analysis

This painting, done by Kie’Auntae Parsons, explores the messages taught to girls and women by television, film, and social media, ultimately questioning: what power does the word bitch have over women, who defines it, and what does it mean when… Continue Reading →

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