The Other Side of Diversity

I study the role of technology on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. More specifically, I examine the unintended consequences of social media engagement for marginalized groups. For example, one of my projects analyzes the videos of over 1,000 Black girls on YouTube and the subsequent impact on their lives. This medium post gave me life after attending the Black Girl Movement Conference this past weekend. It was a national conference. I wish we had you there! I think all you shared speaks to why I write about black girls online. I am particularly interested in how audiences — visible, invisible, real, and imagined — reproduce social inequalities that are rooted in race, gender, and sexualized power and how to help girls resist that domination before they get into situations like the ones you discussed.

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