"I BUILD RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION AND ARTISTRY" -REBEKAH LOVE
words and sayings
Simailar to researcher, calling myself a writer is new, although I have been writing all my life.
Here, you'll find links to short stories, essays, and poetry. Periodically, I feel compelled to share an entry from my physical journal. You'll find those here too.
“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing ”
— WERNHER VON BRAUN
A Black Feminist Autoethnography in the Age of Digital Sisterhood
For my senior thesis, I coauthored www.bwequations.weebly.com with my classmate Brandon Daley. For my portion of the site, I combined relevant photos, videos, and gifs to coincide my research. I wanted my research to be accessible to the public, specifically to Black girls and women, who is the main audience of my research.
In addition to working with my sisters to create the foundation for a larger research study. I'm interested in expanding my findings on black female bloggers and connecting the way they express themselves online to black family oral traditions. I'd conduct semi-structured interviews with the "go-to" black women in self-care on social media.
Even though it took a couple of tries before my major aligned with who I am, its a pleasure to love the material I'm learning. Traditionally, the purpose of an education is to obtain a job which corresponds with the degree. However, I'm not traditional. Take a look into my academic journey.
Gender Studies is creating a world where everyone is able to be who they are without judegement, critique, or manipulation. Africiana Studies enriches my identity as an Afrian -American woman, guiding me through history and culture. Race and gender made of my uundergraduate career.
I GOT In!
This Fall, I will be starting the Psychology Critical Social/Personality Program at The Graduate Center in New York.
For Colored Girls
My first published essay was featured on my Gender 101 course's website. The essay called, For Colored Girls is a response to a section in the book; This Bridge Called Our Back.
Gender jUSTICE aDVOCATE
Ronald E. McNair
Photo by Jamel Love
I designed these e-portfolios my first year at John Jay. I won best course portfolio for Creative Learning. These e-portfolios were assigned and represent the course work through my eyes.
I created this course portfolio for Gender Studies 101 in Fall 2016. It was my very first e-portfolio and I had a lot of fun creating it. The professor for the course, Carmen Kynard encouraged creativity.
On Sexual Paper
I created this course portfolio for SOC 243 in Spring 2017. It is inspired by my Tumblr blog "On Sexual Paper". This e portfolio dives into sex and sexuality through the course Sociology of Sexuality.
Gender Justice Advocate
I loved pairing words and photos long before it was considered a profession. I share these Tumblr blogs to showcase my history of blogging as well as the growth in my writing.
On Sexual Paper
I began this tumblr blog with hopes to share other parts of me which felt "dirty". Today, I use "On Sexual Paper" tumblr blog as a photo journal of black women, nudity, love, sex, and beauty.
With The Punches
"With The Punches" tumblr blog dates to 2012 and although discontinued, its filled with gems, reflections, and raw insights.