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Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood--A conversation with the Crunk Feminist Collective

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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Charis welcomes Brittney Cooper, Chanel Craft Tanner, and Charis Circle Board Chair, Susana Morris for a celebration of Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood. Hip-hop and feminism combine in this empowering guide with attitude, from the founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective. This event is co-hosted by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and The ArtsXchange. The ArtsXchange (Southeast Community Cultural Center) is a nonprofit, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multi-ethnic, inter-generational arts organization.

Loud and rowdy girls, quiet and nerdy girls, girls who rock naturals, girls who wear weave, outspoken and opinionated girls, girls still finding their voice, queer girls, trans girls, and gender nonbinary young people who want to make the world better: Feminist AF uses the insights of feminism to address issues relevant to today’s young womxn.

What do you do when you feel like your natural hair is ugly, or when classmates keep touching it? How do you handle your self-confidence if your family or culture prizes fair-skinned womxn over darker-skinned ones? How do you balance your identities if you’re an immigrant or the child of immigrants? How do you dress and present yourself in ways that feel good when society condemns anything outside of the norm? Covering colorism and politics, romance and pleasure, code switching, and sexual violence, Feminist AF is the empowering guide to living your feminism out loud.

Brittney Cooper is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective.

Chanel Craft Tanner serves as the Director of the Center for Women at Emory, where she also earned her Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. As director, her work focuses on creating programs, events, and learning opportunities that recognize and redress historic and persistent gender inequity at Emory and beyond. She is a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective and is passionate about class oppression, prison abolition, and Black feminism. A city girl with a country flair, she calls both Brooklyn, NY and Danville, VA home.

Susana M. Morris is Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the co-editor with Brittney C. Cooper and Robin M. Boylorn of the anthology The Crunk Feminist Collection (Feminist Press, 2017). She is the co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

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Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005056
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Published: Norton Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Hip-hop and feminism combine in this empowering guide with attitude, from best-selling author Brittney Cooper and founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective.

The Crunk Feminist Collection Cover Image
By Brittney C. Cooper (Editor), Susana M. Morris (Editor), Robin M. Boylorn (Editor)
ISBN: 9781558619432
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Published: Feminist Press - January 10th, 2017

Essays on hip-hop feminism featuring relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events.

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250112880
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library Mashable The Atlantic Bustle The Root Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This S

Event Summary: 
Hip-hop and feminism combine in this empowering guide with attitude, from the founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective.