Violence Against Women of Color and Womanist Healing in Media

Violence Against Women of Color and Womanist Healing in Media

Representations of violence against Black and Brown women in the media have become prevalent to the point of normalization. This curated collection of sources highlights how violence against Black and Brown women is portrayed in the media,  as well as how we both consume and understand these portrayals. This collection presents the many ways that Black and Brown women currently use the media to unite, resist and heal from the traumas caused by the violence perpetuated against them. Furthermore, these sources feature womanist methods of healing through art, education, spirituality, and a decolonization of both body and mind . The sources below depict modern portrayals of gendered violence against Black and Brown women as well as women’s response and resistance to violence.

Violence Against Women in Media:

Netflix Original Series,  Orange is the New Black
Ludacris Featuring Mary J. Blige- Runaway Love (video)
Zahira Kelly, #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou & #QuizaNoTePegue

 Womanist Healing in Media:

Alex Elle, Another Sunday
Zahira Kelly, Illustrations of Modern and Classic Pin-Ups and #BainaColonial Comics
Uzumaki Cepeda, Indigo Room Installation 
Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones, Florcy Romero, Women of Color in Solidarity

 

This curation has been made for women of color and those seeking to understand our struggle.

“our backs tell stories no book has the spine to carry” -Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey