Who Am I?

Black women are often ignored in the political sphere. We are a demographic that’s overlooked and often taken for granted by political parties, traditional media sources and the public at large.

We are often lumped into one category and don’t have a true voice that represents the diverse intellectual, political, socio-economical and cultural backgrounds we have.¬†Too often, the opinions of black women are excluded from public debate.

This blog seeks to change all that. This blog will seek to give a voice to what I call the New Black Woman. The New Black Woman does not confine herself to various institutions’ dictations about how she should conduct herself.

The New Black Woman does not adhere to the constraints of the so-called “black community.” The New Black Woman has her own opinions, her own beliefs, makes decisions on what’s best forher, and not what’s best for the “community.” The New Black Woman has a variety of opinions on various subjects, ranging from abortion, religion, taxes, war, global poverty, consumerism, factory farming, etc.

As an educated black woman, I will add my two cents to the New Black Woman movement underway in America. I will attempt to break down stereotypical walls and fight back against the waves of conformity and complicity. I will take no prisoners with this blog. I will speak the truth as one of many New Black Women out there.

I am dedicated to providing a safe space for marginalized bodies to discuss, dissect and critique issues that affect us in ways that are different from dominant peoples. I will not tolerate hatred, bigotry, bullying or any tactics or opinions that threaten oppressed group’s feeling of comfort when coming to this space.

Before diving into my blog, it’s recommended you take a look at past entries I’ve written to get a good idea of what I stand for.

Here’s a diverse sampling of my ruminations:

I am no longer a feminist

Consider passing up the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign

Amber Cole and the devaluation of black girls

Whiteness feeds criticism of Herman Cain

Michele Bachmann, you don’t care about choice

An open letter to Herman Cain

On confronting privilege

What we can learn from the Strauss-Kahn case

Pro-interracial dating blogger wrong about feminism, womanism

The “I never thought it was racist” argument is no excuse

Why Ashley Judd is right about hip-hop culture

Kobe Bryant’s slur was anti-gay and homophobic