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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Abosede George Abstract This essay discusses girl-saving campaigns in Nigerian history, focusing on the two that have been most extensively documented: the girl hawker project of the early twentieth century, which climaxed with the 1943 passage of the first hawking ban in Nigeria, and the...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kimberly A. Scott; Patricia Garcia Abstract Discourse about girls and women of color in technology has followed the familiar path of using a single-unit analysis to explain disparity. Consequently, approaches to “motivate” girls of color overemphasize gender and engage in technological...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
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Meridians (1 September 2010) 10 (1): 137–163.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Samantha Pinto Abstract “Why must all girls want to be flag women?” laments one critic regarding what he sees as the infiltration of “Carnival” culture into the performative desires of Indo-Trinidadian women. The intersections of soca, a form of music derived from the traditional Carnival genre of...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Michelle J. Pinkard Abstract “Summer Girl” celebrates the spirit of resistance and individuality. The poem explores and broadens limited perceptions of identity. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Bessie (Smith) Ma’ Rainey Say it slow, Summer girl. Tell me your story. Like bubbles...
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Meridians (1 March 2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Carol Bailey Abstract Jamaica Kincaid's compact and succinct story “Girl,” the lead story in the collection At the Bottom of the River (1983), has been lauded as one of the premier works in Kincaid's corpus, particularly her discourse on the making of “woman” in postcolonial Caribbean contexts. The...
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Meridians (1 September 2001) 2 (1): 155.
Published: 01 September 2001
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Meridians (1 September 2000) 1 (1): 179–186.
Published: 01 September 2000
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Anne Moraa Abstract The essay explores, through the author’s work in developing educational content for adolescent girls, the importance of listening to girls’ distinct voices and looking beyond the numbers when seeking to create impact. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Kenya activism...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 7–39.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Stephanie Troutman; Ileana Jiménez Abstract This coauthored article examines the ways in which teaching Black feminism in both high school and undergraduate contexts can inspire Black feminist activism in young Black women and girls. Using the work of bell hooks as a foundation for designing and...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 208–226.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Carrie N. Baker Abstract This essay analyzes the portrayal of sex trafficking in representative dramas and documentaries, both Hollywood and independent films. The majority of these films use a rescue narrative to tell the story of sex trafficking: an innocent and naïve young woman or girl is...
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Meridians (1 March 2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ayesha Hardison Abstract This essay examines black women's transition from cultural consumers to artistic producers in Martha Southgate's under-studied novel Third Girl from the Left . Analyzing the text's exploration of black women's misrepresentation in popular film and mainstream narratives of...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 1. Document recording William H. Cane’s sale of “a certain negro girl named Neely” to a new owner, January 1858. Slavery/Anti-slavery Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts (hereafter SSC). Figure 1. Document recording William H. Cane’s sale of “a More
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007) and her essay “Venus in Two Acts” (2008). These are arguably two of the most influential works of scholarship in African American feminist studies of the past decade. Hartman’s attempt to use the archive to rescue those lost within, particularly girls and...
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Meridians (1 December 2016) 15 (1): 245–268.
Published: 01 December 2016
... includes a second lesson plan developed by Karsonya Wise Whitehead (the author of Notes from a Colored Girl ) that builds upon the author’s work to apply a black feminist lens to the work of Emilie Frances Davis. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ...
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Meridians (1 March 2016) 13 (2): 164–188.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Condoleezza Rice on the War on Terror and Afghan and Iraqi women. In contrast, this article draws on the photographic counter-narratives, like “the girl in the blue bra,” that transnational feminists circulated through social media during the people's uprising in Egypt beginning in 2011 to evoke powerful...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 16 (1): 114–141.
Published: 01 September 2018
... encounter, in 1972, between a young Muslim girl in socialist Bulgaria and African American feminist Angela Davis. This encounter is linked to postsocialist Romani feminisms explicitly rooted in African American women's epistemologies of intersectionality to confront racism and anti-Gypsyism in the European...
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Meridians (1 March 2018) 16 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 March 2018
... bodies (i.e. gynecology and other medical and drug experimentation) have not been equitably disseminated to Black women and girls. Black women sex educators possess a unique set of knowledge and skills that, when centered, has the potential to positively and materially impact the way that sexuality...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Back Our Girls campaign and my activist interest in combating violence against women, whether or not conflict is recognized. Contemporary Nigeria is marked by a range of conflicts and is significantly militarized as a polity. The Boko Haram insurgency in the North East is one of the more violent...