We As Ourselves: Shaping the Narrative as Black Survivors

By Priska

My project is about the “Me Too” movement and how the media changed the narrative from Black women suffering from sexual violence, to a larger focus on white women.

The media played a big part in how the narrative of this movement changed. Although this movement began with a Black woman, many of the stories told are not from a Black woman’s perspective. Because mainstream media often silences Black women, I want to explore this topic to give a voice to this group. I want to shed light on how the media can influence our opinions, and how a story is told…

You can read Priska’s full essay here.

It is sad that society views white women’s struggles as more important. I hope one day that white women and Black women’s struggles will be both equally important, even if coming from a different standpoint.


This project was made in collaboration with GlobalGirl Media-ChicagoThe ERA Coalition, and The Fund for Women’s Equality. You can learn more about this collaboration here.

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