I looked in the mirror and tried to figure out where to part my hair so the chemical burn on my scalp wouldn't show. My hair looked perfect. It's rich black tone and dense flowing layers were exactly what I hoped for when I left the salon the day before. I had also hoped to … Continue reading On Healing #HairHate: How I Learned to Love My Natural Hair
Greetings all, Today's friendship post comes just after the 1-year anniversary of the release of Beyoncé's iconic #Lemonade. While an exhaustive review of this body of work is beyond the scope of this post, I wanted to use Beyoncé and Serena's friendship as a metaphor for other Black women's friendships. Now, we do not know if … Continue reading All of this winning…*Beyonce’ Voice*
As I think about the work of Cite A Sista, I've wondered how much of our conversations and focus needs to shift more internally. While white people in the academy need to absolutely literally cite Black women scholars and certainly employers and families across the world need realize what they gain from Black women, I've … Continue reading Moving Beyond Theory-To-Practice: Towards an Understanding of Self Through Black Womens Ways of Knowing
At Cite A Sista, we rarely reblog a post… But this important piece by indigenous feminist scholar Erica Violet Lee is important to boost.
What truths would be written if academics weren’t afraid of losing their jobs?
What truths would be written if you followed through, in practice, the type of sovereignty and decolonization you theorize in journals?
All the times I’ve heard some version of “I’m concerned about your academic career if you talk about this publicly”: that’s not concern for me.
I knew about the systems, I knew the stories about these men. We all do. We all do, because academic aunties gossip. And academic auntie gossip saves lives.
But still, I irrationally believed I was safe, or somehow exempt.
Even after, in second year, that time I got out of that ethics professor’s car, downtown, at night, in the middle of winter, and walked home rather than sit beside him after he joked that his seats recline all the way, if I was interested.
Even after, in third year, that time your fave scholar put his 50-something-year-old…
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The Cite A Sista Team is pleased to announce Shar Jossel of Shar Says So will join us for our next installment of #CiteASista. Be there or hear about it. Use #CiteASista on twitter to participate.
Heyyyyy Sistas! Happy It's almost May which means summer is around the corner! As many college students prepare to graduate and enter the workplace and many other professionals scout out their next big move, I couldn't help but reflect on some HORRIFYING interviews I've seen and experienced as both a candidate and interviewer for this … Continue reading So You’re Interviewing for a Job?: Think About It
Our Dearest Sista Joy, Repeat after us: I deserve love. I deserveD better. This is NOT and was NOT my fault. Say these words. Write them. Post them. Text them. Tweet them. Remember them. We know that nothing we're about to say will bring you immediate resolution. For that, we offer our apologies... But some of … Continue reading An Open Letter to Joy Lane
It’s FML FINALS season. How do I know? Glad you asked! The temperatures are rising. Flowers are in bloom. The sun is out longer. Spring is here... All signs that it's... You guessed it, FINALS season. For most graduate students, Spring Break ended two or three weeks ago and the semester kicked into hyper drive. … Continue reading A Finals Plan of Attack
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Greetings Cite a Sista Family, As I am writing this, we are on the eve of what could potentially be a very difficult night for many of us. This month’s Cite a Sista chat focuses on us as Black women being too educated to be loved. What a concept? I want to acknowledge that I … Continue reading Bae is Great, But I’m Tired!