October 12, 2020
Title: Bougee, Ratchet, Ghetto – Defining roles of the 21st Century Black Woman
Facilitators: Tradara McLaurine and Kelsey Bogard
Program Description: Black women are often labeled with stereotypes such as boogie, ghetto, or ratchet. Sometimes even angry. This discussion will explain the parallels between the terms bougie, ghetto, and ratchet and the “strong Black woman” and “strong Black independent woman.” We will also discuss how all limit Black women’s ability to emote transparently and further promote self-hate from our own, racism from others, sexism, constant critiques of our bodies, hair, skin tone, and a whole lot more.