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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sequoia Maner Abstract This essay traces the ethical impulse of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album, Lemonade. I frame the writings of Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston as antecedent creations that depict black women’s journeys into interior psychic spaces as method for healing. Reading the trope...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 187–217.
Published: 01 September 2001
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Cheryl R. Hopson Abstract: The focus of this essay is a memoir of first-time biological motherhood, Baby Love , by Third Wave feminist writer and cultural critic Rebecca Walker ( 2007 ). This essay enlists a black and Third Wave feminist intersectional theoretic to argue that Walker, a famous...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Courtney Bryant Abstract In her book Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength , Chanequa Walker-Barnes (2014) offers a theological analysis of the myth of the “StrongBlackWoman,” a trope that suggests that black women do not have the same human needs or experience pain like others...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and hurtful ones. In all of these elements, black women and our ways of knowing are privileged in Clifton's writing. There is a strong measure in which the poet's oeuvre and sensibility may be described as “womanist” in the broadest sense of the term developed by Alice Walker (1983). Using a framework...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article studies love as a distinct, transformative, and radical Black feminist politic. By closely sitting with the work of Alice Walker, June Jordan, and Audre Lorde, this article treats love-politics as another political tradition that has emerged from within...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Karsonya Wise Whitehead Abstract Alice Walker in her book, In Search of Our Mothers’ Garden , notes that when you write the book you want to read, you are both pointing and following your “direction of vision.” As a writer and a Black feminist scholar, the author understood this to mean that she...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 183–188.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Alice Walker Copyright © 2008 by Alice Walker 2008 ...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 296–308.
Published: 01 November 2018
...) were instrumental in this work and after the first International Conference of Women in 1975, global NGOs sought to stay connected in their individual efforts (Walker 2004 , 91–92). Thus, a group of women founded the International Women’s Tribune Center (IWTC) to provide resources, toolkits...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... are not actually gone, nor are the living simply alive. That is, family legacies are simultaneously past, present, and future. Our final essay, Cheryl R. Hopson’s “Breaking Silences: A Contemporary Black Feminist Reading of Rebecca Walker’s Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood after a Lifetime of Ambivalence...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
...’ of Black Women’s Resistance in Twenty-First-Century America” and the “Media Matters” piece by Sequoia Maner, “‘Where Do You Go When You Go Quiet?’ The Ethics of Interiority in the Fiction of Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Beyoncé,” together address the consequences of Black women’s speech acts...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 463–483.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-American Women in the Struggle for the Vote , 1850–1920 . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Walker Alice . 1983 . “ Saving the Life that Is Your Own: The Importance of Models in the Artist’s Life .” In In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens . New York : Harcourt Brace . Wallace...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 22–50.
Published: 01 December 2020
...,” but by “natural” styles such as Afros and dreadlocks. In a recent video documentary featuring the African American millionaire and beauty products entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker, several former Walker agents and customers emphasized that Black women cared for their hair with Walker products and methods...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Hiding in plain sight It could have been any black man in the county Let not the sun go down on your wrath in a sundown town Morning light on the wet grass and gravel Gnatcatchers, catbirds, fly catchers, cowbirds, sapsuckers and mourning doves Walker hounds and beagles eating last...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 415–431.
Published: 01 November 2018
... a necessary tactic of human autonomy and feminist resistance (Walker 2006 ). As feminists, we know this narrative well, and many of us resent the historical fact that we were taught how to become patriarchalized females. We experience patriarchy’s constraints and suppressions each day in intimate...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Church Terrell; Addie W. Hunton; Mrs. Booker T. Washington, Margaret Murray Washington; Maggie L. Walker; and Mary B. Talbert—were also actively involved in other women’s rights groups such as the International Council of Women, International Alliance of Women / International Women’s Suffrage Alliance...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 427–452.
Published: 01 October 2020
...-matter-why-my-feminism-is-intersectional.html . Walker David . ( 1829 ) 1995. Appeal: To Coloured Citizens of the World; But in Particular and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America . New York : Hill and Wang . Walters Ronald , and Smith Robert . 1999...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... on the wearer” and communicated Black Pride and group identity. 9 Advertisements for hair products also play to the haptic register, going as far back as Madame CJ Walker’s commercial innovations for black hair care. Although straightness was not emphasized in her ads, Walker, like other product...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... sides—on Black Power, and many established poets rejected the ideas and image associated with the movement. 19 Between 1965 and 1967 Randall published his own poetry as well as that of Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Robert Hayden, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, and Jean Toomer. This well...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
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