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Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya’s work as a highly sought-after award-winning Performance Poet, activist, and transformational leader continues to have global reach. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author of two books, including The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Berrett-Koehler Feb 2018), educator and thought leader who has enlightened and inspired organizations, audiences and individuals from board rooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world.
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Kimberle Crenshaw *. "WOMEN OF COLOR AT THE CENTER: SELECTIONS FROM THE THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMEN OF COLOR AND THE LAW: Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color.." Stanford Law Review, 43, 1241 JULY, 1991. oaktonlibrary.oakton.edu:2837/api/document?collection=analytical-materials&id=urn:contentItem:3S3V-4N40-00CW-83F5-00000-00&context=1516831. Accessed June 17, 2020.
The article looks at Black women, Black transgender people and Black queer people as victims of anti-Black violence. The author calls for greater recognition of female, transgender, and queer victims in the Black Lives Matter social movement and in the study of Black history. Other topics include sexual violence, state and state-sanctioned violence, terror, and intersectionality.
Lindsey, Treva B. “Post-Ferguson: A ‘Herstorical’ Approach to Black Violability.” Feminist Studies, vol. 41, no. 1, Mar. 2015, pp. 232–237. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.15767/feministstudies.41.1.232.
The article focuses on Black women's lives are invisible and #BlackLivesMatter Movement started by three African-American women after killing of a Black man. It mentions crime of both police brutality and violence against women and potential for discrimination widens with each added intersection. It also mentions claim self-defense and create false autopsies and resort to character assassination.
Crump, Ben. “SAY HER NAME: Without Coverage or Conviction, Black Women’s Lives Are Invisible.” Crisis (15591573), vol. 126, no. 2, Spring 2019, pp. 12–17. Academic Search Complete, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=141816665&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
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Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenged, and continue to challenge, how we think about identity.