Tag Archives: erotic autonomy

Let them live: Josephine Baker, Maya Angelou, and Rihanna as erotic and holistic

TweetLast week when I wrote about women telling their boyfriends to “check their bitches” my ending bio included an exasperated “Maya Angelou didn’t die for this shit.” And I meant it. When it comes to black women, the “shit” I’m referring to  goes beyond the defense mechanisms of scorned lovers on Love & Hip Hop. The [...]
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“Twerk It Girl” examines twerking for autonomy and resistance

Tweet Twerk It Girl from Irma L. Garcia on Vimeo. Everything I’ve ever wanted to say in defense of twerking has been compiled into a 5-minute documentary entitled Twerk It Girl by self-proclaimed “twerk scholar” at the University of Texas Kimari Brand. Utilizing multiple experiences — including a course on performance, feminism and social justice, [...]
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