Tomorrow I will be speaking at Spelman College as part of a panel of artists, curators and scholars to discuss the Misrepresentation of Black Women in Performance.  I have been scouring my memory, bookshelves and the Internet for inspiration, quotes and plain knowledge.  I thought I would share some things I found here:

Between the Lines Conversation between Authors, Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Dancing While Black Story Circles

Dancing While Black In Our Own Words

Harvard Students Campaign #itooamharvard

Feminism is for Everybody; bell hooks

Black Female Voices: Who is listening? A conversation with bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry

Black Hair

You are Lupita

The Fetishization of Lupita Nyogo

Wish me luck!




A Pep Talk from Kid President

We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or to share with your friend who needs a kick in the right direction. Take a moment and spread some encouragement. “It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”