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.

Precious

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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