After seeing a photograph of her grandmother from the 1960s with a beautiful afro, Gallatin student Lauren Stockmon-Brown (BA ’20) was inspired create her podcast “The My Colorful Nana Project,” a project that allows individuals to define beauty and perfection on their own terms, as well as a positive media platform directed at young black girls and focused on the black female body. ”The My Colorful Nana Project” is an invitation to all to expand upon and celebrate their definitions of the words beauty, femininity, and blackness. Join us for a discussion, moderated by Gallatin professor Kimberly DaCosta, with “The My Colorful Nana Project” founder Stokman-Brown, Nazzerine Waldon (BA ’19), Janean Cuffee (BA ’21), Mikaela Read (BA ’20), and Kayla Patterson (BA ’18).
Presented as a part of Gallatin’s Black History Month programming.
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