Thank you for visiting my digital home! I guess I’ve earned enough awards that I can say I’m an “award-winning” writer, cultural critic, and historian. My projects center the experiences of black women, girls, and non-binary femmes. I’ve written three books: Dressed in Dreams, Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (co-authored with Deb Willis), and Liberated Threads. You can also find my words in the Atlantic, the New York Times, ELLE, The Root, and Aperture. As Professor of History at the Graduate Center, CUNY, I teach courses on black women’s history, memoir & biography, social movements, and material culture. I’m also a community historian, committed to advancing gender-based social justice efforts on the ground in various parts of the African diaspora. I created this website to share my life and my practice with you.


Projects & News

  • Dressed in Dreams Events


  • Dressed in Dreams

    A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion

  • Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful

    Aperture, May 2019

  • Liberated Threads

    Black Women, Style, and the Politics of Global Soul

  • The Ghosts Of 808 East Lewis Street

    featured on ELLE