It also draws from research conducted with the Higher Heights Leadership Fund. One-hundred years ago, women finally gained the right to vote through the 19th Amendment. But as her quote suggests, if conventional democratic processes fail, then you have to take matters into your own hands. Recently, across the county, we have seen a new generation of Black political leaders do just that, while a legion of vital Black women voters pushes for long-neglected reforms. Representation matters to our political mental health.
These photos of nude black women in the Canadian landscape are here to question our assumptions
Black Women Photographers on the theme of ‘home’ – in pictures | Photography | The Guardian
Ella Cooper is many things. She's an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working in both photography and video, as well as being the founder of Black Women Film! What she is not, however, is a boudoir photographer. In fact, she had never taken nude photos prior to this body of work — until, when thinking about Canadian art history, she identified an absence of black female bodies in the visual language. So she began an auto-ethnographic inquiry intent on changing the dominant visual culture through an exploration of her own mixed race heritage. However, that inquiry may look very different than one may expect: eating, jumping, dancing. Instead of fuelling the internalized trauma of racism and exclusion with anger, she decided to subvert and empower through an exploration of black joy.
Motivations of low-income substance using heterosexual Black women in New York City for having multiple sexual partners are explored in this paper. Analysis of in-depth interviews with 50 study participants demonstrates that their relationships consisted of those who had: 1 a main sex partner and a secondary sex partner; or 2 two or more "casual" partners. Individual-level motivations for extra relational sex fell into four dominant themes: sexual pleasure, partner infidelity, sex exchange and past main partners.
Established to develop, encourage and promote inclusive hiring practices in the industry, the database — and website — highlights all Black women who elect to be submitted. Working through social conversations and workshops, the platform is empowering Black women to make the industry more diverse. Black Women Photographers is a space where Black women can receive wider recognition for their work and, most importantly, get commissioned. Home is a place of love and comfort that always welcomes me with open arms. Home for me means total acceptance.