Racialization and Racism

Some Black feminist notes on Native feminisms and the flesh

I pay close attention when I hear Black and Native/Indigenous women speak in the idiom of flesh. The flesh as folding and unfolding matter that is both a site targeted by relations of conquest for ruin and a site of our shared hopes for regeneration. I experience “the flesh” as a Black and Native feminist gathering place or connective tissue. I argue that the fields of Black and Indigenous feminist studies in the Americas often meet each other at and sometimes recognize a shared intimacy in each other’s fleshy stories of horror and ecstasy. My intention on this occasion is to offer a brief Black feminist meditation on Native feminist works that speak in [the] flesh.

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