(the Arabic greeting meaning "Peace be unto you")
This blog is to promote conversations about Black women and giving us a voice. In this day in time, we as Black women are still being portrayed throughout media sources as Mammies, Jezebels and Sapphires or some new age interpretation.
As a Black woman, I have realized how my gender and race have played a significant role in how the so-called characteristics of Black womanhood are stereotypically interpreted by society. I know that is due to the fact that stereotypical imagery are reestablished and reconfirmed through misguided representations on televised media sources such as reality television as well as social media. However, I have often wondered how these images may have affected me in the shaping of my self-image as well as other Black women in my circle. Thus, my reasoning for creating this blog.
I desire to give us our own public platform in which we can reshape, recreate and redefine... Black womanhood or what I like to call... "The ESSENCE of the BLACK WOMAN!"
I look forward to all participating and look forward to all commentary.