Author: Constance M. Haywood

Constance Haywood is a second-year PhD student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures department at Michigan State University. Her research interests include Black feminist rhetoric(s) & literacies, online community-building, and digital writing & activism.

The beauty of Black digital spaces lies in the work that takes place within and between the communities that occupy them. Quite often, Black communities write on, reckon with, talk about, and organize around the very issues that define and shape people’s everyday experiences. In “Black Feminist Hip-Hop Rhetorics and the Digital Public Sphere,” Regina Duthely (2017) identifies the Crunk Feminist Collective (CFC) as a group of “Black women [who create] radical counterstories and [build digital] community spaces for women to engage in collective resistance to dominant notions of Black womanhood that seek to silence and render them invisible” (p.…

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