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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... know Clifton's work well also note key elements of her poetic voice in which she honors the everyday mysticism of African American experience, a firm claim to agency and creativity in the face of terror, and an insistence on telling the truths of history—the joyful truths as well as the hidden...
Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the “Americanah” identity—the repatriated immigrant “with odd affectations, pretending to no longer know” home (2013a, 78)—also presents a unique observation of the ways that black hair and its commerce are also attendant, if not central, to notions of feminist ideology, both African and Western, advocated...
Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... millennial women. The interviews centered the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and ideologies of these millennials about their social media use in relation to themes of language, race, culture, identity, and health. Black millennial women come to know their experiences on- and off-line as real because...
Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... calls a “rebel consciousness” through representations of female rebels who refuse to “know duh place.” Cliff's rebel women combat and resist traditional representations of womanhood, patriarchy, colonial culture, and homophobia. The genealogy of the “fighting spirit” of Caribbean women is registered...
Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 32–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
... students, "Oh you don't know who these people are but I know who they are," so there is a context which is not there in the second edition. Was that a conscious choice? MEENA ALEXANDER: Yes,yes. I think your student put it rather well; I said to him, "Why do you think I left out that first bit...
Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... socially conscious: the legacy, for me, of having my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, my cousins, my parents, my siblings, all interned in a concentration camp during World War II. And then having that as a reference point for most Japanese Americans, you know, when they first meet each other. [For] my...
Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 80–86.
Published: 01 March 2004
... was determined. I would have missed the first day of square dancing. Miss learning the steps. Miss holding Eric Miller's handI didn't tell her about Eric. "Okay Anae,but drink water all day," she said. When she calls me Anae,I know she means it. In the gym, my face began to burn, and my stomach was full...
Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 91–111.
Published: 01 March 2013
... one of these women would have been the next Frida Kahlo or a great visionary. Wewill never know because their lives were cut short. In this way,Arroyo renders visible and highlights the humanity of the 400 women who have died in the border town. Feminist analysis has always valued the remembering...
Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 272–273.
Published: 01 March 2002
... vigils of solidarity with the victims from around the world. We have lived through war. We have been greatly helped in our recovery by the United States' representatives, who talked against revenge and promoted reconciliation as essential to achieve a future with true peace and democracy. We know what...
Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and sitting in a circle, we would talk about the different things we had heard at auditions: "Ay, at that audition today, you know what they told me? To be more spicy!" "What?" We would sit and talk and complain, and we started thinking that we should write about this. The stories we were reading were very...
Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 202–215.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in our humble firehouse studios. Wangari Maathai: It's wonderful to be here. Thank you very much for having me. Amy Goodman: I know you're heading back to Kenya tonight. Can you go back to the moment when you heard that you had won the Nobel Peace Prize? Where were you? Wangari Maathai: I was on my way...
Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and one of our most popular issues, "Representin': Women, Hip-Hop, and Popular Music," and I know her to be not only an excellent scholar but an efficient, organized, and excellent editor. And I have not been disappointed. The papers have been groundbreaking as they add new dimensions and new ways...
Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
... already pulled by moon, relevant to us whether or not it was lit by sun. they fear the depth of the ocean rightly. we know what it means to be encumbered under there. we know what it is to have no choice but to pull from the bottom of ourselves daily. we don’t have the luxury of surface. whether or not we...
Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... The class/patriarchal system needs some divine power, hidden behind the clouds, to oppress women and men, and especially women. So young women are affected by that. When I turn on television here, I see the media are becoming religious. And sometimes they call it going back to spirituality, you know...
Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 104–123.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to forgoing her right to be seen as a black woman. On hearing that Danquah was writing a book on black women and depression, a white woman expressed disbelief that "mules of the world" could collapse: "When blackwomen start going on Prozac, you know the whole world is falling apart." Black friends were...
Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Western name, I thought I'd like to have it, so I told my friends at school that I was going to change my name to Diana and they should call me that from now on. "But you don't look like a Diana," Roberta told me. "What do I look like then?" "I don't know. Like a Kadeeja, I guess." My father is a mechanic...
Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 149–154.
Published: 01 December 2020
... will never know. there is death here, and there are promises of more. i have not cried at all while writing this. i cried when i saw those buildings collapse on themselves like a broken heart. i have never owned pain that needs to spread like that. and i cry daily that my brothers return to our...
Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 March 2002
... god, let it be a mistake, the pilot's heart failed, the plane's engine died. then please god, let it be a nightmare, wake me now. please god, after the second plane, please, don't let it be anyone who looks like my brothers. i do not know how bad a life has to break in order to kill. i have never been...
Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 317–333.
Published: 01 October 2022
... was going around the circle to say goodbye to her classmates. By the time I asked about the classmates, the moment had passed. She didn’t know which classmates she was going to meet. Months ago, I’d wanted to take Grandma back to the Southern Pines (NC) of her childhood, which doesn’t really exist anymore...
Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 189–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
... abortion, you know, she was a deep Christian, and abortion was not anywhere on her map. And I don't even remember how we got into the conversation. She was a little bit appalled, number one and what's interesting to me about it is, I was also, you know, a sexual innocent, so I'm not even sure that I...