Season 1: Syllabus


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In this print version of her 2013 TED Talk, Chimamanda Adichie makes a compelling case for feminism. More here.

Month: January


Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts by Ayana Byrd and Akiba Solomon

A moving collection of personal essays by black women about their — sometimes beautiful, sometimes tumultuous — relationship to their bodies. More here.

Month: February

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan

Joan Morgan expertly examines the complexities of the life of a modern black feminist — examining everything from dating lives to hip hop music. More here.

Month: March

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris-Perry

From the Jezebel to the Mammy, Melissa Harris-Perry explores stereotypes that have followed black women throughout history, and examines how they have influenced black women’s political views.  More here.

Month: April


You Can’t Touch My Hair And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

A hilarious collection of essays by comedian Phoebe Robinson on race, feminism and her life as a black woman. More here.

Month: May