All tagged black feminism
Since completing this graduate work, I have continued considering Afrofuturism as a liberatory tool -- a form of technology we can access and engage at anytime. Furthermore, I believe research of and attention to the voices of Africana and Indigenous peoples, and more specifically, the survival and resilience of queer Black and Brown people, illustrates Afrofuturism being employed as a path forward throughout human history.
Afrofuturism seemed capable of honoring not only our brokenness, but also a reality in which we are healed. I was pleasantly surprised to find how closely Afrofuturism and womanism align as paths to liberation and safety for Black womxn and femmes. Both ideologies are deeply rooted in Africana tradition and our affinity to speak ourselves whole.
Another unexpected revelation was the connection between Gullah Geechee culture and Afrofuturism.
It is only fitting that I viewed Insecure, Issa’s bomb ass, sweat and tear filled, hard fought for, well-damn-deserved HBO Glo Up as this New Sara I am now. I like this Sara the most. So bear with me: these reflections are coming after watching all of season 1 twice. Once by myself, and a second time with my boyfriend. I was a bit surprised to read the reviews and responses shared on my various social media timelines. I see a lot of #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence. A lot of familiar hurts and bruised egos and triggers.** Throughout the season I remained on #TeamDamnWeReallyAreBrokenAF, #TeamWeAllNeedHelp and #TeamHealing.
Below is the Cumulative Annotated Bibliography I created during my first term in graduate school. After presenting at the 7th Annual Archeological Conference of the South Carolina Lowcountry, a few people came up and asked about my research. I'm committed to sharing everything I've learned and making resources as accessible is possible. Whether reading for work, school, or pleasure, I will continuously update my reading list with literature that is expanding my outlook. I hope it is as helpful to you!