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I am a black woman. Blackness is a lens through which I see and experience the world. Woman-ness is a lens through which I see and experience the world. Black. Woman. They are my primary identities. If you read this blog, you will see that clearly illustrated.
Everyone has a mutli-faceted identity. I'm also a wife and mother. My perspective as a feminist (read black/postcolonial feminist) is rooted as much in my black woman-ness as it is in my wife and mother-ness.
So why did I make this blog? First, I have a voice. Second, I believe it's important for black daughters to hear the voices of their black mothers. I want my daughter to share my experiences, see our shared world, and understand the black woman-ness that has come to define her mother.
I'm also obsessed with Adventure Time. But I try to block out the fact that no black people seem to have survived the Great Mushroom War.