In what ways do you consistently cultivate joy in your daily life?
In addition to being an author, Dr. Treva B. Lindsey is a Black feminist historian and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the inaugural University of Missouri Faculty Achievement in Diversity Award and the inaugural Equity for Women and Girls of Color Fellowship at Harvard University. She has written for outlets such as The Washington Post, Time, NBC News, Bustle, Al Jazeera, BET, Complex, Vox, The Root, Huffington Post, PopSugar, Teen Vogue, The Grio, Zora, Women’s Media Center, and Cosmopolitan. She has been a featured commentator/expert on MSNBC, Al Jazeera, BET, Black News Channel, PBS, NPR, and CNN. Her work on Black women and girls, race, gender, sexuality, culture, and politics encompasses the far-reaching and often untold effects of current events and pop culture moments on marginalized communities.
Her most recent title, AMERICA, GODDAM, chronicles multiple forms of violence against Black women and girls in the twenty-first century and illuminates their fight for liberation against it. With this book, Treva B. Lindsey compels readers to sit with how the U.S. has failed Black women and girls by interweaving personal accounts, hard-hitting analysis, history, and current events.
In today’s episode we discussed:
The ways in which the patriarchy fails not only women but also men,
The medical industrial complex and its impact on the Black Maternal Health Crisis,
The importance of cultivating joy in spite of the barriers intentionally placed before us,