Nicki Minaj has released her highly anticipated 4th Studio Album QUEEN today and the internet is ablaze. For full disclosure, I'm a Nicki fan and have never steered clear of admitting this even when I have to express my disappointment of some of her actions (e.g. her commentary on sex work). At the first playthrough, I found [...]
Author: Brittany Williams
Is “No” a Dirty Word: On our Culture of “Ghosting”
This morning on Facebook, I'd written a status asking about ghosting and the word no. The status said-- I have a question for Gen X/ Millennials... why is it so hard for people to say “no” in lieu of ghosting? Saying no is responsible. It shows you considered something but for whatever reason, it won’t [...]
Artistic Spotlight| Makayla Posley – “In Defense Of Her”
Black girl freed 1,000 men and I could have freed a thousand more if they wanted to see me free too... Ain't that a word?
Three Songs by Black Women to Add to Your Summer Rotation
I have a love/hate relationship with new music because I miss the days of things being clever versus on the nose. Nevertheless, I'm a huge music fan and I listen to everything and almost anything once-- except EDM. Issa no for me dawg. Either way, summertime playlists are a staple for us as Black women [...]
“Check Up On Your Strong Friends” & Negotiating Feelings of Failure
Being a strong "friend" means I never want to actually talk about the roots of my problems and what's really going on because I don't want to bother people. But receiving a text, phone call, email, something showing a modicum of thought beyond "can you help me with" can be seriously affirming.
On #Scandal, “The List,” & A Culture of Workplace “Sex”
I turned in a full draft of my dissertation proposal and finally got a moment to breathe. As an over-committed graduate student working to break the cycle of doing too much (in my best of Moneybagg Yo et al. voices), I decided to allow myself the space to watch four hours of TV this week. In T.V. [...]
New Music Friday: Cardi-B x Be Careful
Cardi-B released her most recent single "Be Careful" and many consider it to be a musical warning shot at her cheating fiance. I don't know the ins and outs of Cardi's relationship, but what I hear in this song is a pain all too familiar. One that my friends be they Ph.D. or No-D, middle class or [...]
Tonight on #CiteASista: #HerStories to close out #BlackWomensHistorySeason
From #BlackHistoryMonth to #WomensHistoryMonth… It’s Black Women’s History SEASON!
It's March 1st ya'll!!!! And with March 1 comes an end to Black History Month and beginning of Women's History Month. If you're like us at Cite A Sista, both of these identities are your own, inextricably tied, and require an intersectional understanding of the world. So as we think about celebrating Black women, we [...]
Not you too, sis?: Taking Advantage of Fellow #BlackGirlMagic
As a co-founder of #CiteASista and one of five founding members of #SisterPhD I am no stranger to spending a lot of my time working towards (and on) supporting Black women. My research is about Black women. My life's work is on centering and supporting Black women. I work, every day, so fewer Black women [...]