Tag: representation

“When You Know Better, You Do Better”

This week on my favorite podcast, Oprah’s Super Soul, she shared an invaluable lesson that she learned from the one and only Dr. Maya Angelou. “When you know better, you do better”. Seven simple words strung together to create a powerful statement which we should all inculcate into our hearts and minds.  So what does […]

Cultural Identification & Mental Health: Using Your Roots to Calm and Uprooted Mind

“How do you identify culturally?” A few weeks ago, during a session with my therapist, I was presented with this question. I shrugged and hesitantly answered, “I don’t know, I’m African-American.” She scribbled my answer down while I anxiously tried to get a glimpse of her notes. The question definitely took me back. Usually, when […]

Childish Gambino’s Multiple Wake Up Calls in “This is America”

This weekend, Childish Gambino dropped a new song and music video called “This is America.” The video was nothing short of iconic. Loaded with poignant imagery and sharp comparisons, Childish Gambino’s piece was chock full of messages and wake up calls that we all should take a moment to absorb. We are all aware of […]

How Black Panther Represented the Roles of Black Women

Marvel’s record-shattering film, Black Panther, has left its footprint not only in entertainment but within American culture. For decades, Black people have been portrayed through various lights in the media and entertainment industry. While there have been quite a few positive representations in media and film, the reality remains that negative images still exist. Black […]

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