Conscious Self Assertion and Black Women’s Identity A Writing Workshop
“Conscious Self Assertion and Black Women’s Identity” will be a writing course on Black women’s existential experience with interpersonal interactions and how systemic pushback affects their self identity.
- Maryland Institute College of Art
- Jordannah Elizabeth
Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PMSaturday, July 29, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 PM
“Conscious Self Assertion and Black Women’s Identity” will be a writing course on Black women’s existential experience with interpersonal interactions and how systemic pushback affects their self identity. When Black women and women of color make bids and investments in their relationships and environments, many times they are met with accusations of aggressive behavior. I’d like to take “Aggressive” back and call it, “Conscious Self Assertion” bringing self esteem and persistence into Black women’s relationships with the world.
Through discussion and writing, we can learn more about our own self images and how we think the world see us. Later, we can discuss and write about our assertion of presence of the world and how to withstand societal pushback.
Jordannah Elizabeth is a Baltimore based, American author, music and arts critic, editor, and folk soul musician. Elizabeth is also a civil rights and feminist writer who often offers commentary on racial and gender issues in America and topics of race, class and cultural appropriation. She is the founder and director of Publikprivate.org, a literary nonprofit organization that helps musicians, arts and culture journalists and creative writers find jobs and internships. The blog has featured contributors like Pulitzer Prize winner, Mark Fritz, Cat Power music director, Gregg Foreman and film director, Lee Davis.
She is the author of an anthology of 40 of her articles, "Don't Lose Track Vol 1: 40 Articles, Essays and Q&As” published by UK based publisher Zero Books.