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…

In Search of Harlem Renaissance Women

Alice Walker’s extensive and careful recovery of Zora Neale Hurston’s legacy is more than just an easily recognizable entry into a discussion of Black women artists during the Harlem Renaissance. Walker’s work is a powerful manifestation of womanism in practice, in the ways in which she expresses love and appreciation for women and “women’s culture,…