POET: T. Miller
PIECE: Us
TOPICS DISCUSSED:
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
SUMMARY:
T.Miller uses celebrity and popular culture to unpack the objectification of Black women, including the epistemic violence perpetuated by Black men.

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Discussion

“I’m not mad at you for your opinion I’m just hoping we are never two pop stars alone in a car and you get mad at me for mine”

This poem not only demonstrates the complexity of intersectionality for Black women, but explores the concept through the medium of popular culture. T. Miller centers the poem on the domestic violence incident involving Chris Brown and Rihanna as a way to explore patriarchy within Black popular culture.

Artist Comments

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