Currently Crushing On: The Crunk Feminist Collective

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The sublime combination of the terms Crunk and Feminism in this blogging collective’s brand illuminates its core mission of building a rhetorical community in the margins. The Crunk Feminist Collective consists of a WordPress blog and Tumblr page, run by ten scholar-activists who aim to “create a space of support and camaraderie for hip hop generation feminists of color, queer and straight, in the academy and without.” The collective addresses issues that affect them as women of color and use their identities as a lens for nuanced cultural criticism. Some recent posts have discussed Lil Wayne’s “Emmett Till” lyrics, sent love to Quvenzhané Wallis, and explored dry sex spells.

Every post is at the same time radically insightful and endearingly personal and though I’ve never met the women who write the blog, I love each and every one of them. I love them because they write academically and non-academically about my existence as a Black feminist who loves Black people and hip hop music. I love them because they show their love for their communities by doing the work to critically analyze Black production, feminism, and media. I love them because they exist radically, loudly, and unapologetically.

Be sure to add them to your blogroll, RSS reader, Twitter/Tumblr dash!

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