Transformative Black Feminism(s) Initiative


Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Fellowships


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Zora's House


Transformative Black Feminism(s) Initiative (TBFI) is a multi-sited, multi-pronged, and multi-year project committed to engaging Black feminist theory, methods, and concepts to explore social and political inequities disparately affecting Black women and girls. Over the course of the fellowship, I will work with Zora’s House in Columbus, Ohio, an inclusive learning space for the larger community on issues of race, politics, economics, arts, and culture to develop a dynamic community partnership. One of the key components of the TBFI is working with a community partner on affecting social change at the local level. Zora’s House in Columbus, Ohio offers a unique space to build with Black women and girls in mid-Ohio in an effort to combat pressing issues such as Black maternal morbidity, basic needs insecurity, mass criminalization and incarceration, and violence.