lawd please bury the r(h)hatchet!Thanks for the comment Regina. I tire of the same narratives too. What has been irking me as of late is not so much that black women can't be sexy without someone calling us "hoes" and "ratchets" and such, but that our current mom ...
Performing the ShabooyahShabooyah always reminds me of the bodily aspect of the call. As a little girl, it was a "cheer," much like the Bring It On clip. The word play was just as important as how inventive your moves were, and that bodily performative aspect seems to ...
plus ça change...I find it really interesting that on so many levels this clips does so much of the ideological work you have thoroughly excavated and explicated. It explodes with teachable moments like the ones you describe and further complicates our relationships to th ...