Raging, As Always

Over the past year, I’ve returned to this quote from Hurston’s 1928 essay “How it Feels to be Colored Me,” almost daily. I’ve written it down on sticky notes and scraps of used paper tucked into notebooks and novels. I’m always looking for ways to work it into conversation, or to cite it my academic…

Bostonian Black Girl Magic

  Throughout her long career, Elma Lewis showed a commitment to celebrating Black life through the arts. She held a firm belief in the capacity of the arts to bring about radical social change, and was deeply engaged in passing on this ethos to her students, collaborators and the Boston community at large. Her spirit…

Writing, Curating, Doing

There is no such thing as an apolitical or neutral archive. In curating this syllabus, we have made very pointed choices; to specify Black women and femmes, to make sure that the works we include reflect the complex links and fractures of experience throughout the Black diaspora and to highlight works that are not likely…