Tami Winfrey Harris, the woman behind What Tami Said, is seeking out black women of various ages, backgrounds, geographic locations, and experiences to discuss how they navigate relationships, sexuality, singleness, marriage, and divorce.
The goal, Tami said, is to juxtapose:
“The authentic experiences of African American women with the tragic common narrative about black women and marriage — a narrative that narrows lives, turns black female successes into failures and unfairly burdens us alone with responsibility for the success of black male/female relationships, black families and the black community.”
She hopes to combine the stories taken from the various interviews and combine them in a published work down the line. Women interested in participating in the project can send an email to Tamara@BackTalkBook.com.
What do you think about Tami’s idea? Will you participate? Our participation would certainly go a long way towards countering the continuing mainstream media’s exploitation of black women’s love lives for entertainment and profit.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.