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Coming to a Campus Near You …

My travels may have slowed down (for now), but I’m still spreading the word about Escape from Beckyville locally until I can get back on the road. Recently, I was invited to be a speaker at SistahSpeak: Africana Women’s Cultural … Continue reading

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The Escape from Beckyville Message Boards Are Here!

Virtual book club, anyone? I’m pouring the (cyber) Riesling and Pinot Noir. You bring the convo. Kay? I knew I was overdue for a community to discuss Escape from Beckyville. Lynda, a super talented artist I met in Philadelphia a … Continue reading

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S**t White Girls Say … to Black Girls

No white woman has ever told me my hair feels like Cheetos, but I can relate to most of the Becky behavior spoofed in Franchesca Ramsey’s video “S**t White Girls Say … to Black Girls.” It’s a provocative piece that … Continue reading

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What is “Good Hair”?

It seems that not a week goes by without a headline about black women’s hair. Recently, actor Isaiah Mustafa, also known as the Old Spice Guy, found himself entangled in controversy when he described his ideal wife as having “good hair.” Continue reading


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Mane Manifesto (or The Nappy Goddess Emerges)

Give me your perms Your fried hair Your huddled naps Yearning to breathe free … kitchen \kich- ɘn\ n. 1: a place (as a room) with cooking facilities. 2: a [shameful] place at a black woman’s nape that houses her … Continue reading

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