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Welcome!

I guess I’ve earned enough awards that I can say I’m an “award-winning” writer, cultural critic, and historian. My  projects center the experiences of black women, girls, and non-binary femmes. I’ve written three books: Dressed in Dreams, which is coming out in June, 2019, Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful, and Liberated Threads. You can also find my words in the Atlantic, the New York Times, ELLE.com, The Root, and Aperture. As Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware, I teach courses on black feminism, fashion & beauty, movements for social justice, youth culture, and material culture. I’m also a community historian, committed to advancing gender-based social justice efforts on the ground in various parts of the African diaspora. I created this website to share my life and my practice with you.

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Work & Projects