Degree Granting Department
Cheryl Rodriguez, Ph.D.
African-American women, Activism, Bell hooks, Black feminism, Creative expression
I explore through feminist content analysis how poetry, blogging, political narrative, and music are employed by Black women as a means of personal and political empowerment, healing, activism and feminist practice. I theorize the emergence of a new manifestation Black feminism represented in poetry, blogs, political narrative, and popular music-exploring its ties to the history of Black feminism. I seek to demonstrate how gender conscious Black women create poetry, blogs, political narratives, and music as the catalyst to spark anti-sexist activism in contemporary Black women who may or may not call themselves feminists.
Scholar Commons Citation
Riley, Tunisia L., "From the academy to the streets: Documenting the healing power of black feminist creative expression" (2009). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.