Black Girl Dangerous

Black Girl Dangerous

On Race, Queerness, Class and Gender

Book - 2014
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Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website Black Girl Dangerous, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy. Her nuanced analysis of intersecting systems of oppression goes deep to reveal the complicated truths of a multiply-marginalized experience. McKenzie tackles the hardest questions of our time with clarity and courage, in language that is accessible to non-academics and academics alike. She is both fearless and vulnerable, demanding and accountable. Hers is a voice like no other. "One of the most provocative and insightful writers of our generation." -Aura Bogado, Colorlines "A fierce voice among a generation of queer and trans folk of color." -Janet Mock, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Redefining Realness" "Tough-love activism at its best-straightforward, challenging, whip-smart, and uncompromising." -Andi Zeisler, Bitch Magazine
Publisher: Oakland, CA : BGD Press, Inc., 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780988628632
0988628635
Branch Call Number: 305.896073 MCKEN
Characteristics: 169 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Black girl dangerous.

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An accessible and compelling series of essays which delve into the experience of being multiply-marginalized. Smart, concise, and current.


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jade310
Jun 28, 2018

This collection of essays is engaging and written in language that is easy to understand (as opposed to those books that are full of academic jargon), which I really appreciated. McKenzie's is an honest and authentic voice that helps readers to understand the experiences of queer folks of colour in a modern context, and encourages readers to reflect on their own role in shaping those experiences. A really great read on an important subject.

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realgood4free
Apr 26, 2018

Many politically-driven books may not stand the test of time since the 2016 elections. This one does. Anyone interested in understanding, examining, and helping remove systems of oppression that affect people of color and queer people of color would benefit from reading this collection of essays from Mia's "Black Girl Dangerous" blog. Many of the essays are directed to black women, POC and QPOC to uplift and celebrate their lives. Others are directed at white people, detailing ways in which white americans can and must do better. Written from 2012-2014, much of the anti-racism work women of color like Mia did online can be seen here, and is entirely relevant and important in 2018.

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