Radical Self-Care Series – Mind

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.

Pre-register at:


  • Event Date
    October 12, 2020
  • Start Time
    5:30 pm
  • End Time
    7:00 pm
  • Event Address
    ZOOM / Please pre-register at: https://indstate-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscO-gpj4tE9wJvbdECmn-kSDPSC3d1xjY
  • Event Contact
    Elonda Ervin
  • Phone
    (812) 237-8513
  • Email
  • Sponsoring Unit
    Multicultural Services & Programs