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Building Womanist CoalitionsWriting and Teaching in the Spirit of Love$
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Gary L. Lemons

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042423

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042423.001.0001

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A Deeper Shade of Consciousness

A Deeper Shade of Consciousness

My Voice Is My Resistance

(p.149) 8 A Deeper Shade of Consciousness
Building Womanist Coalitions

Atika Chaudhary

University of Illinois Press

This chapter focuses on the importance of coming to consciousness through the practice of woman-of-color feminist and womanist ideologies in and outside the academe. The struggle for voice and visibility starts with the personal responsibility of coming to consciousness and coming to voice and the urgent need to establish coalitions across all classes, genders, sexualities, and ethnicities. By blending the critical and the autobiographical, this chapter spotlights the significance of bridging the gap between the personal and the academic while questioning politics of skin color against the backdrop of white supremacy.

Keywords:   coming to consciousness, coming to voice, identity, skin color, coalition

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