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Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Ruth Nicole Brown

Abstract

This book examines how Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, or SOLHOT, a radical youth intervention, provides a space for the creative performance and expression of Black girlhood and how this creativity informs other realizations about Black girlhood and womanhood. Founded in 2006 and co-organized by the author, SOLHOT is an intergenerational collective organizing effort that celebrates and recognizes Black girls as producers of culture and knowledge. Girls discuss diverse expressions of Black girlhood, critique the issues that are important to them, and create art that keeps their lived experie ... More

Keywords: Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, SOLHOT, youth intervention, Black girlhood, Black womanhood, Black feminists, feminists of color

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037979
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Nicole Brown, author
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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