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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 230–237.
Published: 01 March 2018
...jessica Care moore Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 ...
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Meridians (1 September 2014) 12 (2): 153–155.
Published: 01 September 2014
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Meridians (1 September 2006) 7 (1): 69–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
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Meridians (1 March 2002) 2 (2): 78–97.
Published: 01 March 2002
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Meridians (1 September 2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... gathering was to have a major intervention: in the twenty-first century, Black/Afro-descendent women need to conspire. We understand a conspiracy to be an act of love and care; a search for equity and equality; an affirmation of our beauty; a commitment to guaranteeing access to food, education and health...
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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 382–392.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., “PsychoHairapy” is a community health model created to secure space for Black women to address mental health and well-being through hair care. PsychoHairapy is grounded in traditional African spiritual systems that are culturally relevant by focusing on relationships that promote healthy practices. The theory...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., constituted the survival of black theory and a logic of care. This is an exercise in how else one could choose to arrive at blackness and queerness and feminism by way of narration. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 memory care feminism woman-to-woman marriage narrative “How are you called...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ) is to have a space where Black women can find healing in others’ moments of clarity about self-love, self-care, mental health, and well-being. Inspired by bell hooks’s discourse on the gaze and rooted in community psychological research with a Womanist approach, the S.O.S. Project builds upon...
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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... digital self-care practices. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 ...
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
... accommodate an ethic of care and personal responsibility. Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 ...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... now-familiar “othermothers” concept, writing that because “fluid and changing boundaries often distinguish biological mothers from other women who care for children,” there is a general recognition within black communities that “vesting one person with full responsibility for mothering a child may not...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
... sterilization, pursued safe and legal contraception and abortion, sought reproductive health care, and asserted sexual autonomy. This essay offers an overview of one chapter in this centuries-long and ongoing story of resilience and resistance. We pick up the narrative in the 1910s, as black women were becoming...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., with racism determining who will be subject to police violence, incarceration, poor education and health care access, and shorter life expectancies. Hartman’s extraordinary work carries its own aftereffects in its influence on the writing of contemporary scholars of the Black diaspora. While Campt...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Witwatersrand. We initially envisioned this as an opportunity to launch the AFI on the African continent. We were excited about the work that we were doing and wanted to share it with the world. However, our panel faced serious criticism. Some aspects of the critique were merited, such as our not taking care to...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Altagracia Jean Joseph; Michelle Joffroy Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard my mother say that we women are responsible for the home, for the children and, above all, for the care of husbands. And for as long as I can recall, outside my home, in my...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... filled Neha’s ears with soothing songs, massaged her body with a cooling balm, slowly braided her long, black hair, and with love born out of fear, caressed what was left of her heart. My mother couldn’t break the silence, but she could care for the small pained body. She had learned early in her...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... husband would object to her leaving to care for her family. Dressed in a bright, flower-printed dress and sporting stylishly bobbed hair, Enriqueta lives in a large suburban house filled with elegant (i.e., imported) furnishings. Nonetheless it is clear that Enriqueta, a wealthy housewife without children...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... hair care products, TSA pat-downs at the airport, policy in the military, bans against hairstyles in private schools, or interactive public demonstrations, black hair is an object of conversation, legislation, violation, and representation. 1 It is touched, talked about, and acted upon. Moreover...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the change in the aesthetic and material reality of my existence, is what I understand as being at “the cutting edge,” consciously positioned in the shift as it occurs around one and within oneself. 1 Over the years I have learned to read the signal to stop and take a careful, curious look...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... could reasonably imagine that “the rest of the world” would care little more about this genocidal crisis than it does about other ongoing conflicts fought over access to oil. 3 In addition to causing some 10,000 deaths directly, four years of unrelenting US-backed war has destroyed an already weak...