Curator of My Own Story
"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive." - Audre Lorde
Foozy Does is the space where the lived experiences and truths of one Black woman are centered and celebrated. The core elements of Foozy Does are focused on, but not limited to conversations and experiences in fashion, beauty, health and wellness, career and finance, self-care and leisure, relationships and so much more.
Foozy Does is a blog about self-empowerment and encouraging other Black women to become the storytellers of their own lives and on their own terms.
Why this approach?
During my doctoral journey, I came across the work of Patricia Hill Collins and the Black Feminist Thought (BFT) (1986, 1990, 2002) framework and a light went off. This framework, or way of knowing and being is a critical social theory that places Black women at the center of their own experiences. The belief and understanding that Black women's experiences intersect with race, gender, and class creates a unique experience in how we navigate the world. And I thought, why should this framework only guide my academic work, am I not a Black woman? The answer was an obvious yes and Foozy Does was rebranded to tell my stories through this lens. So much of the world attempts to dictate who the Black woman should be, but I use this approach as a way of actively resisting these expectations and oppressions that have for too long attempted to control our lives and our stories.