Private Black Motherhood and Public White Protest

"What does it mean to be a woman? This is a trick question."

2017 / Stacia Brown / Hope Chest podcast, USA


"What does it mean to be a woman? This is a trick question."

Stacia Brown's second episode of Hope Chest begins with this question for her daughter. Stacia knows all too well that some adults start treating young black girls as women as early as age 7. In this personal essay - which weaves together Stacia's prose with the perfect measure of interview, music and found sound - we hear about the fears and joys of black motherhood especially in this Trumpian era of blatant racism.

Stacia discusses prose as protest in our Behind-the-Scenes interview.

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