Subject Matters: Black Feminist Visions

Curated by Isis Davis-Marks

In her 2019 paper “Black Feminist Visions and the Politics for Healing in the Movement for Black Lives,” professor Deva Woodly criticizes the ways that Black women have been systemically oppressed. She writes: “Black women have been situated as the gendered victims of domination perpetuated by white men and women and by black men, as well as the racialized carriers of the oppressive burden of care-for-others through the reality of a lethally disciplinary state and a political economy that proscribes, devalues and excludes them from prosperity.”

This show explores the sentiment that Woodly expresses in her essay and seeks to portray Black femme bodies in a different—and more …

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