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Hear Our TruthsThe Creative Potential of Black Girlhood$
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Ruth Nicole Brown

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037979

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.001.0001

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Hear Our Truths

Ruth Nicole Brown

University of Illinois Press

This introductory chapter presents an overview of what Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT) is and is not about, its major themes, and the contributions it makes to envisioning Black girlhood critically among and with Black girls. SOLHOT is a particular methodology of creating spaces to practice and enact a visionary Black girlhood. Whether the vision is simply stated as the celebration of Black girlhood in all of its complexity, or even revised and elongated, SOLHOT as utopia, SOLHOT as dismal failure, and SOLHOT as mostly everything in between is about foregrounding complexity in collective and creative work with Black girls and women.

Keywords:   SOLHOT, Black girlhood, Black girls, creativity, creative work, Black women

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