Finding God in Black Music

“Instead of embracing genres that were designed for me to experience liberation, I attempted to find comfort in “colorblind” religious spaces that had nothing to offer me. It took time for me to realize that I will experience Christianity differently as a Black woman in the United States. “

“I Am Not My Hair” and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

“hair is an added embodied layer to our blackness. However, the testimonies of women interviewed in New York, or the past controversy over Google Image results on unprofessional hair, also reveal that black women’s hair is tied to much more than our bodies or our sense of self. Our hair cannot be separated from our economic means, our relationships, our self perception, our educational opportunities or a host of other material and social realities.”