– August 2017 –
Redefining Her Story
Meet the empowering momma behind Redefining Her Story and what that’s all about!
- Firstly, please tell us about yourself!
My name is Ehite Allison or ejnosillA. I am an adjunct teacher for a community college, a graduate student majoring in Communication Studies working on completing my graduate thesis by August 2017, a blogger, a Black Muslim single mother raising the FAB Five.
- What is Redefining Her Story all about?
RedefiningHERstory: One Blog Post at a Time is a blog to promote conversations about Women of Color who are low-income single mothers while giving us a voice.
My blog: “opens a window in the mind of a Black mother while giving women a voice and an empowering platform.”
- What inspired you to start Redefining Her Story?
In this day in time, Women of Color are still being portrayed throughout media sources as Mammies, Jezebels, and Sapphires or some new age interpretation.
As a Black woman, I have come to realize how my gender and race have played a significant role in how the so-called characteristics of Black womanhood are stereotypically interpreted by society. I know that this partly due to the fact that stereotypical imagery is reestablished and reconfirmed through misguided representations on televised media sources such as reality television as well as social media. However, I often wondered how these images may have affected me in the shaping of my self-image as well as other Black women in my circle. Thus, my reasoning for creating this blog.
My desires are to give Women of Color a forum in which we can collectively come together and discuss our issues that affect us. Not Black which focuses on Black men or women which focuses on White women, but us as WOMEN OF COLOR who are mothers!!!
I desire to give us our own public platform in which we can reshape, recreate and redefine… womanhood or what I like to call… “The ESSENCE of the MOTHERS OF COLOR!”
- What type of articles does Redefining Her Story focus on?
I write about all topics that affect the lives of women and mothers particularly Mothers of Color. I write about being a newly converted Black female Muslim and all of my trials/triumphs with my conversion to open a door for conversations, motherhood, raising a gay son and my other children, Sistah-ships, relationships and self-care topics for women and She-piphany Moments.