Hi, y’all! I know it’s been a minute since I released an article. So sorry, but a girl’s been busy!

I graduated from college 9 days ago, and I’m still in denial! With my graduation, however, comes an exciting announcement!

As you may or may not know, as part of my senior project as a Theatre and Performance major, I produced and directed an original play of mine entitled BLK GRL. What a lot of people don’t realize about my particular degree is that, along with a physical theatrical production, I am also required to submit a research paper (among other written things) that relates to my senior project in some way in order to graduate. Throughout the process of researching for and writing my paper, I realized that I loved the topic I was talking on. It saddened me that only at least two people (not including the three awesome people reading while it’s in-progress and giving me feedback, y’all rock!) were ever going to read the final version (my advisor and my second-reader).  It also saddened me that I hadn’t released anything on Casual Anxiety since January (whoops!).

So, in lieu of these two saddening facts, I decided that I am going to release my senior project research paper The Triple Consciousness of Black Womanhood: A History and Analysis of Black Feminism, The Importance of Intersectionality, and The Trials of Black Girlhood  in a series of articles on Casual Anxiety!

I’m super excited to be sharing this body of work that I’ve been working on in some capacity since Spring of 2017 and heavily been working on since the beginning of this semester.  This essay is written in sections, and I will be releasing individual (or maybe two) sections as individual articles over the course of the summer.  My hope, however, is that this series of articles is not the only thing I write this summer, as I’m hoping to dive back into the world of Casual Anxiety since I now have more time.

Looking forward to sharing my writing with you! To see a list of the works I’ll be citing throughout the article series, check down below. Look out for the first article on Wednesday!

Super excited,


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Works Cited

“#SayHerName.” AAPF, http://www.aapf.org/sayhername/. 

“The Birth of a Nation (1915).” Filmsite, http://www.filmsite.org/birt.html.

“What We Believe: Guiding Principles.” Black Lives Matter, blacklivesmatter.com/about/what-we-believe/.

“W.E.B. Du Bois.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 19 Jan. 2018, www.biography.com/people/web-du-bois-9279924.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. “Transcript of ‘We Should All Be Feminists.’” TED: Ideas Worth Spreading, 30 Dec. 2013, www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists/transcript?language.

 Association, Press. “40% Of Managers Avoid Hiring Younger Women to Get Around Maternity Leave.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 11 Aug. 2014, www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/12/managers-avoid-hiring-younger-women-maternity-leave.

Bailey, Moya. “Misogynoir in Medical Media: On Caster Semenya and R. Kelly.” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience [Online], 2.2 (2016): n. pag. Web. 20 Apr. 2018

Crenshaw, Kimberle () “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics,” University of Chicago Legal Forum: Vol. 1989: Iss. 1, Article 8.
Available at: http://chicagounbound.uchicago.edu/uclf/vol1989/iss1/8 

Collins, Patricia Hill. Black Feminist Thought. Routledge, 2000.

DuBois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.

Hoffman, Lauren. “Everything That Happened on the ~Taylor Swift Episode~ of ‘KUWTK.’” Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan, 16 Mar. 2018, http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a61482/keeping-up-with-the-kardashians-season-12-episode-11-recap/.

Jenkins, John Philip. “White Supremacy.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 30 Nov. 2016, www.britannica.com/topic/white-supremacy.

Jerkins, Morgan. This Will Be My Undoing: Living At The Intersection Of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America. Harper Perennial, 2018.

Kreps, Daniel. “Kanye West Storms the VMAs Stage During Taylor Swift’s Speech.” Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone, 14 Sept. 2009, www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-storms-the-vmas-stage-during-taylor-swifts-speech-20090913.

Lett, Phoebe. “Opinion | White Women Voted Trump. Now What?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 22 Dec. 2017, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/opinion/white-women-voted-trump-now-what.html.

Lorde, Audre. The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde. W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Berkeley: Crossing, 2007. Print.

Lowery, Wesley. “Analysis | Aren’t More White People than Black People Killed by Police? Yes, but No.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 11 July 2016, www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/11/arent-more-white-people-than-black-people-killed-by-police-yes-but-no/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b700aeb29184.

Mercado, Mia. “8 Startling Statistics That Show How The Pay Gap Affects Women Of Color Differently.” Bustle, Bustle, 11 Sept. 2017, http://www.bustle.com/p/8-startling-statistics-that-show-how-the-pay-gap-affects-women-of-color-differently-48351.

Soogrim, Vicki. “Lost Women of History: Maria Stewart, the First Black Feminist-Abolitionist in America.” Women’s Media Center, 18 Jan. 2015, www.womensmediacenter.com/fbomb/lost-women-of-history-maria-stewart-the-first-black-feminist-abolitionist-in-america.

West, Kanye. “Kanye West (Ft. Rihanna) – Famous.” Genius, 14 Feb. 2016, genius.com/Kanye-west-famous-lyrics.