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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: Video Plus Size Queens

  This semester we discussed many things that related to how the body is represented in the world, and what we see the body as. A common saying that comes to mind when I think of my body is how… 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 →

Final Project: Blog Series on First Nation Women

  We are living in an era when protest, social justice movements, and raising awareness of social problems has become the norm. It is difficult to scroll through one’s social media account and not see an article about a group of… Continue Reading →

Final Project: Wonder Woman Paper Doll Series

  For my final project, I decided to create a paper doll with a series of outfits. The outfits are meant to be different variations of the Wonder Woman character as a way of keeping the theme of my body… Continue Reading →

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is typically sought by female patients to enlarge their breasts, though it can also be done to change the shape—for example making breasts rounder and evenly shaped.  Breast augmentation can also be done to restore breasts after a… Continue Reading →

Femininity Ideals and Transgender Youth with Eating Disorders

  Transgender females have been largely cast out by society. Their resilience to this oppression faced on an everyday basis affects their mental health. This issue is contemporary to the current society’s climate, due to the mass media of Caucasian… 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 →

Evolution of the Mammy Character

The mammy figure is a black woman that lived to serve a white family, most often living in with the family to cook and take care of the children. This woman is most often depicted to be asexual and have… Continue Reading →

Hypersexualization of Blackness

The memes that I have chosen for this blog post, can be defined as problematic because not only do they hyper-sexualize black women, they also sexualize black men and their relationships with people of other races, black children who are… Continue Reading →

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