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Socially Constructed

February 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Body Image

The late Stuart Hall explained how race is a “floating signifier” which means that it travels across time and space and is dependent upon the historical, geographical, political and cultural landscape that it rests itself upon. In this time, space and location; I still ponder on bell hooks and her lesson to me as a […]

bell hooks cares about black girls

May 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

I was so delighted to hear bell hooks say that she would not have a daughter of hers watch 12 years a slave because of the imagery during a 3 part lecture series with The New School. Lately, I resist watch movies and television shows that simply remind me of how the world views the […]

Media Literacy, African American Women and HAES

Greetings and Salutations, My name is Dr. Angela Prater-Mensah and my PhD is in Communication Studies with a focus on Media. I was invited to join We Are the Real Deal Blog after speaking at BEDA’s National Binge eating conference. My educational background, life path and struggle with body image and disordered eating will inform […]

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