Writing, Research & Presentations
I am primarily focused on writing towards my dissertation at this time, however here are a couple of my publications:
An Afrofuturist Africana Womanist Affair: A review of Kola Boof’s Sexy Part of the Bible for Penumbra, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative and Critical Inquiry.
My Awesome Black Queer Mom: An essay for Ebony Magazine’s series #ThisIsWhatBlackMotherhoodLooksLike.
Currently a doctoral student, my academic research focuses on tracing a Black feminist genealogy of Afrofuturist literature through Gullah/Geechee culture. I use the internet (a lot!) to help gather and catalog information, much of which can be found in these research pockets.
Here is a short list of selected panels and presentations. More are available by requesting my CV.
2014/15, September-June. The Future of Gender and Public Policy. Participated in year-long online and in-person convening that explored gender in public spaces and made recommendations to the White House Council on Women and Girls. Interactivity Foundation, New York, NY and Washington, DC.
2015, January. Afro-Futurism and The Subversive Languages of Love in Black Women’s Music. Presentation at the Union Institute & University “Insurrection, Subversion, Rebellion” Graduate Conference Day, Cincinnati, OH.
2014, November. Beyond Binaries & Boxes: Deconstructing and Re-envisioning Black Feminism(s). Featured Panelist. MAPP International/Brooklyn Museum of the Arts. Brooklyn, NY.
2014, October. Onward: Educational Attainment and Non-Traditional Students. Featured Speaker. SUNY Empire State College Graduate Residency. Saratoga Springs, NY.
2014, August. Radical Women Creating Resilient Communities. Featured Panelist. Not Just Talk Summit. Bronx, NY.
2013, April. Creating Space: Intergenerational Communication Between Black Women and Girls. Black Girl Project Film Screening and Talk-Back. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture, Baltimore, MD.
November, 2012. Youth, Love & the Wild in Toni Morrison’s A Mercy for educators presented at Mosaic Literary Conference. Co-Presenter, Alana Benoit. Bronx, NY.