Colored No More by Dr. Treva B. Lindsey
Being a brand that grew and continues to grow its roots from Washington DC, we believe it essential to put those on the forefront who are not only natives of what used to be celebrated as Chocolate City, but who are progressive in talent, creativity and implementing change from individual and collective growth. It is important to honor the work that has come before us from brown women who have gotten us to where we are today, are the reason to why we enjoy certain luxuries, and why we continue to fight for change.
Dr. Treva B. Lindsey, "Diva Feminist Scholar" and DC native who holds a BA and PHD from Oberlin College and Conservatory and Duke Univeristy, historically highlights African American women figures and their experiences and contribution during oppression in the nations capital; on their major impacts to the progression of Washington, DC and our world as a whole.
Using a black feminist approach, I examine how black women resist systems of oppression and cultivate generative spaces for black women’s creativity,” Prof. Lindsey tells VIBE. “I specialize in African American history, black feminism, popular culture studies, histories of violence, and hip-hop studies.
African American women who were mothers, artist, activist, professionals, beauticians and more, Dr. Treva B. Lindsey takes you on the journey and brings these figures to the forefront and the challenges they faced and overcame in her recently published book. She speaks about its importance of shedding light on these women who may be unfamiliar to the majority, but made a huge contribution to society and our nations capital.