Friday May 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
In their class Thank A Black Woman for Intersectionality, Girl Complex covered several tropes that are usually associated in Misogynoir. Those tropes were 1. Angry black woman, 2. Strong Black Woman, 3. Sassy black girl 4. Hypersexual Jezebel. Girl Complex has struggled to find the modern day equivalent of the Hypersexual Black Jezebel and while they are unable to make a concrete location in modern day media, they have focused their attention to how white woman approach them while they are masc presenting and has decided that might be a close comparison. While Girl Complex tends to be she/her, when she presents Masc she prefers to be he/they which is why this class is written with they/them pronouns.
About our presenter: Girl Complex is a self-described proud, petty, black feminist, womanist and maybe just be a newly minted anarchist. They went from wanting to breed soldiers for the revolution to starting one. Crafting their ideas of blackness from rap videos, television, and the Black Panther Party. While not allowing herself to be limited by what “black” girls can be, she loves to straddle the gender divides. As International Ms. Leather 2017, her title year so far has been dedicated to making sure black girl magic can thrive in all forms, allowing both their tomboy and her femme adjacent presentations to be shown fluidly. Besides collecting dirty panties, she loves to wash her car in white tears although they believe drinking to much of them can make you sick. Currently working on their next plan to take over the world, they are an avid soap hoarder and strives every day to make sure they are constantly honing the mess you see before you.
Location: Center for Sex and Culture