Black Girls Are From the Future: Essays on Race, Digital Creativity and Pop Culture is a collection of essays that focuses on the intersection of race and access to food, race and the internet and race and popular culture.
About the Author
Renina Jarmon is a blogger, documentary producer, author and doctoral student. Her graduate studies specifically focus on the politics of Black women's digital story-telling archives and the political ecosystems of the internet. Currently, she is studying gender, race and sexuality in the media and she also teaches a college course- Introduction to Women's Studies. Most recently she taught Introduction to Women's Studies with a focus on popular culture and digital feminisms. As a veteran blogger she has written about race, gender, feminism and sexuality in pop culture. She has written on her own blog New Model Minority for eight years, she has been a contributor at the blog Racialicious since 2008 and she been a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog since 2010. Renina has been invited to speak at several institutions and organizations about topics such as gender, race and blogging including the Barnard Center for Research on Women, The WESTAF Symposium in Aspen, Words, Beats and Life and Art Sanctuary's Annual Writing Festival in Philadelphia. Her work has also been highlighted in The Root.com, Ms. Magazine and the San Francisco Examiner. You can learn more about her work at Blackgirlsarefromthefuture.com and Newmodelminority.com She is a proud alumni of Eugene Lang College/New School University, Lick Wilmerding high school and the Oakland Public School system. She really loves tacos!