My Black Is

My Black Is is a sound project created by Ayana Powell, a recent graduate of Pomona College who majored in sociology. For her senior thesis, Ayana interviewed black students at the Claremont Colleges about their identities and lives. Her goal was to challenge media representations of black people and blackness, by allowing black people to define themselves and their race. Doing so also challenges the idea that there is one black identity or experience.

 

ayanna powell headshotAyana Powell is a recent college graduate on the quest to find a job. She is especially fond of all things colorful and YouTube web series. Find her on Linkedin.

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4 thoughts on “My Black Is”

  1. This is a great project with an elegant design. The right question, asked in the right way, of the right people, will yield useful and important data. It is often the simple question, such as this, that is overlooked by many researchers in search of the more “complex” research project. I learn so much from this student as well as her research participants.

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