Preparation

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
http://new.livestream.com/schomburgcenter/events/2831224/videos/45613924

Dancing While Black Story Circles
http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7326672/events/2831224

Dancing While Black In Our Own Words

Harvard Students Campaign #itooamharvard
http://itooamharvard.tumblr.com/

Feminism is for Everybody; bell hooks
http://excoradfeminisms.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/bell_hooks-feminism_is_for_everybody.pdf

Black Female Voices: Who is listening? A conversation with bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry
http://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/blackfemalevoices/videos/34324981

Black Hair
http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/black-hair-women-race-antonia-ophia-michaela-angela-davis-exhibit-culture/51acfd4efe34440d08000507

You are Lupita
http://blackgirllonghair.com/2014/03/you-are-lupita/

The Fetishization of Lupita Nyogo
http://www.themotleynews.com/2014/03/the-fetishization-of-lupita-nyongo.html

Wish me luck!

xo