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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 363–372.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of oppression that reproduce practices of marginalization, silence, and erasure. To counter this, they embrace and reproduce narratives of resilience that remain pervasive in cultural and subcultural locales of their lives while also “speaking truth to power” where they work to confront their pain via radical...
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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...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 399–407.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Rosetta Marantz Cohen; Doris H. Gray Abstract This interview with Doris H. Gray, author of Leaving the Shadow of Pain: A Cross-cultural Exploration of Truth, Trauma, Reconciliation, and Healing , explores the impact of political trauma across time, and the strategies for healing and justice...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 267–296.
Published: 01 October 2023
... racial/religious categories and familiar political vocabularies can guide feminist analyses and politics risks employing a seemingly transnationalist and anti-imperialist but in truth U.S.-centric understanding of non-U.S. struggles for social justice and thwarting potential transnational feminist...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 March 2018
... can access means. This is the real #BlackGirlMagic! We are adept at healing, yet, beyond this, we bring a second gift to the promotion of vitality among the kindred of earth: our truth-telling ability. Truth is like a knife that cuts away the necrotic energy of lies, deception, and falsehood...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Jovanovich . Walker Alice . 2013 . “ Taking Care of the Truth—Embedded Slander: A Meditation on the Complicity of Wikipedia .” http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2013/03/taking-care-of-the-truth-embedded-slander-a-meditation-on-the-complicity-of-wikipedia/ . Walker Rebecca . 1995...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 436–454.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of visual critical fabulation (to borrow Saidiya Hartman’s term) via the metaphorical weaving, burning, excision, and preservation as mourning methods that span her predominantly lens-based work. We are obsessed with the past. That obsession generally involves an element of truth seeking and truth proving...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 185–205.
Published: 01 April 2022
... includes Lucy Terry Prince, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Keckley, and Zora Neale Hurston, who would seem to have little in common with the self-proclaimed Queens of Comedy or the comics of A Black Lady Sketch Show save for the fact that they are all Black women. Yet these early women used wit to subtly...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
...-ease, as well as the capacity for healthy reciprocal relationships with others. Confession as a Pathway to Self-Awareness and Critical Consciousness In the throes of a cancer scare, black feminist and writer Audre Lorde (1984) recognized the necessity and transformational effect of speaking her truth...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 81–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... My Imagination': Lesbianism and the Cultural Tradition" (Cook 1979b).Cook then followed up fifteen years later with an assessment offeminist truth-telling in the writing of women's lives when she published "Outing History" in 1994. Now, just over fifteen years after "Outing History" appeared, we find...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 September 2002
... that has struggled for truth and justice in Argentina since 1977. In 1976 the military staged a coup in Argentina that opened the door to the bloodiest regime that the country had ever known. A few months before the coup, Lieutenant General Jorge Rafael Videla, when asked by journalists about the fight...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
...” position, to use Patricia Hill Collins’s ( 1986 and 1997 ) phrase, allowed me to ask new questions that brought to light aspects of Angolan women’s realties, or truths, that are often concealed, unnoticed, and erased by dominant narratives of the country’s history. A case in point: I asked an ex...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 238.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of me in grin and pretend it nuh hurt a nuh every ting good fe eat good fe tell a true but you cyan keep de truth down forever sometimes ah de only ting can free yuh so even when yuh try fe hold the truth dun fe a time be ready fah when it bust loose [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2004, vol. 4...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 518–519.
Published: 01 October 2023
... Statement For once they intuited that the human will was long intent on capture, they all conspired to rest their Truth everywhere. And in the simplest of things. Like a raindrop. And therefore, the most beautiful of things so that Truth and Beauty would not be strangers to one another. —M Jacqui...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 196–218.
Published: 01 September 2014
... enslavement and the steps America took to become a "slave nation"; the Civil War and the contributions of black soldiers; the involvement of women in the antislavery movement; the development of free black communities; and the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Susan B. Anthony...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... able to raise the children they bear and which have been able to adopt" (Jacobson 2008, 31), social justice groups, such as TRACK (Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea), of which Trenka is a founder and which consists of transnational adoptees, unwed Korean mothers, and other...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 98–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the tips were peeled off your fingers Like the skins from ten ripe grapes And dropped into plastic bags. The man with eyes like a red tailed hawk Did not come to your funeral Instead he spent his 61/2 years in prison Panning for truth In the hemorrhage of rumors Until FBI spelled Full Blooded Indian, Spent...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of myth, while also countering the second definition, “A widespread but untrue or erroneous story or belief; a widely held misconception; a misrepresentation of the truth. Also: something existing only in myth; a fictitious or imaginary person or thing.” In relationship to Lorde’s work, this second...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 56–57.
Published: 01 September 2005
... a southern moon believe in this swaying from side to side necklace of woman's body southern moon toomer's tune truth ofbillie's tree believe the necklace of a woman's body that heavens should be raining still that billie's tree sings truth that a phrase is draped at the wood's throat heavens should...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 20 MIRIAM THAGGERT Holloway's comparison suggests other unsettling examples of"voyeuristic encounters" that questioned or investigated the images of black women (19). Sojourner Truth, for instance, bared her breast to a white audience to end a rumor that she was a man (Painter 1996, 138-39). 16...