The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families


Visibility 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Episode Description

 “The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibility, voices, Afro-Aesthetics Movement, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is a Tampa native and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Dr. Hordge-Freeman published her first book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families (The University of Texas Press) in 2015.  This book was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award.  In 2015, she presented a TEDxUSF talk on The Color of Love and her book is slated for publication into Portuguese in April 2018. She has published journal articles in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Qualitative Research, and Ethnic & Racial Studies, several book chapters, and published a co-edited volume with Gladys Mitchell-Walthour entitled, Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the US and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Hordge-Freeman has been awarded several grants and fellowships to support her research, including a Ford Dissertation Fellowship, American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship, and Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant. In 2016, Hordge-Freeman received a Fulbright fellowship to complete data collection for a manuscript entitled, Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoptions as Modern Slavery in Brazil, which is based on over seven years of ethnographic data and interviews.

 

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Join the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies


The Editorial Team of the Journal of Colorism Studies invites applications for Editorial Review Board members. Working with members of the Editorial Advisory Board, members of the Editorial Review Board will review journal submissions and ensure that the journal responds timely to submissions.

The Editorial Review Board will consist of members willing to commit to reviewing articles two times each year. Successful candidates will become members of the board beginning in 2015 for three years.  Editorial Review Board members are responsible for reviewing submissions for accuracy, clarity, and research rigor; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of submissions; providing detailed comments on reviewed submissions, and providing recommendations for accepting or rejecting manuscripts for publication.  Note: Members will perform functions virtually.

We are also interested in applications from Guest Reviewers to review submissions for our special issue Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color, scheduled for publication in 2015.

Being a member of the Editorial Review Board means being professionally associated with the Journal of Colorism Studies. The names of members will be included in each issue, listed on the journal’s web page, and included on the website of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc.

Composition of the Editorial Review Board will include a wide variety of members representing the community, including organizational leaders, change agents, and educators from all sectors including scholars consisting of early career through senior academics. Members should possess a master’s and/or doctorate in topics published by the journal and have equivalent experience in a relevant subject.  We invite and encourage graduate students to submit applications.

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New Book for Women of Color: Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color

New Book by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth focuses on women of color transitioning into and living life in their fifties as they rebalance and embrace their psychological, emotional, physical, and social well-being. The fabulous fifties is a time for women of color to celebrate, rejuvenate, enhance, and empower themselves to begin living life fabulous!

About the book

The power to live life fabulous is within every woman of color transitioning into and living life in their fabulous fifties. If they think it and believe it, they will achieve it!

Living Life Fabulous at Fifty: Affirmations for Women of Color contains 140 positive affirmations and explanations written specifically for women of color as a self-help/motivational guide as they learn to live life fabulous.

Affirmation topics include the fabulously fifty bucket list, being a trailblazer and torchbearer, colorism, hair, standards of beauty, resiliency, refusing to settle, destination success, personal space and time, change, intimacy, gratifying love-making, physical changes, menopause, and the Principles for Living Life Fabulous among other topics.

By thinking, believing and applying positive thought processes, women of color in their fifties will begin to live life fabulous.

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Available January 15, 2015

Pre-Order at Complexity Publishing, LLC

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Meet the Author

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Dr.  Culbreth is the founder and CEO of The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc., a project dedicated to addressing colorism. She is also the founder and CEO of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc., an organization that focuses on girls of color learning to love and embrace the color of their skin. Recently, she created the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) which will be a worldwide organization for women and girls of color. The mission of NGWC is to bring together girls and women of color worldwide to address race, color, collaborate, share, discuss, and take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to affect the psychological, emotional, physical and social growth and well-being of women and girls of color. NGWCC will officially launch in 2015.

Professionally, Dr. Culbreth is the Managing Partner of Culbreth & Jung-Kim, LLC, an education, management and human resource management consulting firm. She is also a business and legal studies professor, Host of The Dynamics of Colorism Talk Radio, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Colorism Studies, Founder of Fabulously Fifty Women of Color, and President of Complexity Publishing, LLC.

Dr. Culbreth believes in empowering girls and women of color to reach higher ground in life. She focuses on encouraging them to embrace being beautiful on the inside and outside, the importance of positive thought processes, embracing diversity, to live life beautiful and to live life fabulous by focusing on the Foundation Elements of Beautiful and the Principles of Living Life Fabulous, to dream in color as they reach for the stars, and to believe in themselves. She focuses on girls and women of color defying stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers, and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls and women of color.

In her spare time, Dr. Culbreth enjoys spending time in the Appalachian Mountains with her husband and dogs. She also enjoys gardening, conducting research, writing, and playing the piano. She has one daughter, Ada Elizabeth.

 

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To book Dr. Culbreth for speaking engagements or presentations please contact publicity@complexitypublishing.com

 

E-book edition of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is available now!


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The e-book edition of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is now available for purchase at seven online retailers (listed below):

 

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Paperback Edition

The paperback edition of Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color is available for purchase at the following:

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About the Book

The most important focus for girls of color is to believe, with every fiber of their being, that the color of their skin is not a determining factor of what they can or will achieve in life. The power to live life beautiful is within all girls of color. If they think it and believe it, they will achieve it!

Live Life Beautiful: Affirmations for Girls of Color contains 250 positive affirmations and explanations written specifically for girls of color as a self-help/motivational guide to live life beautiful.

Affirmation topics include colorism, hair, standards of beauty, cultural identity, cultural pride, diversity, ethnicity, education, friendship, making good choices, self-love, self-esteem, self-respect, self-pride, self-identity, and STEM among other topics.

By thinking, believing, and applying positive thought processes, the lives of girls of color will be transformed and as their inner beauty begins to radiate on the outside, they will live life beautiful.

 

 

About the Authors

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

Dr. Culbreth is the founder and CEO of The Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc., a project dedicated to addressing colorism. She is also the founder of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc., an organization that focuses on girls of color learning to love and embrace the color of their skin. Recently, she created the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC) which will be a worldwide organization for women and girls of color. The mission of NGWCC is to bring together girls and women of color worldwide to address race, color, collaborate, discuss, and take action to eliminate the numerous barriers that continue to stagnate the psychological, emotional, physical and social growth and well-being of women and girls of color. NGWCC will officially launch in 2015.

Dr. Culbreth believes in empowering girls and women of color to reach higher ground in life. She focuses on encouraging them to embrace being beautiful on the inside and outside, the importance of positive thought processes, embracing diversity, to live life beautiful by focusing on the foundation elements of beautiful, to dream in color as they reach for the stars, and to believe in themselves. She focuses on girls of color defying stereotypes and breaking down skin color and racial barriers and biased standards of beauty that continue to ignore the diversity of girls of color.

 

Dr. Julie Jung-Kim

Dr. Jung-Kim currently serves as the and Chief Operating Officer of I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. and believes that it is important to build a society where girls of color are valued. In today’s culture, everywhere that girls of color turn, they see inaccurate depictions of themselves in media, are told how they do not fit the ideal beauty standard, and face different forms of discrimination. IAB recognizes the negative impacts that girls are facing on a daily basis and believe it is vital to walk with them to redefine beauty for themselves—on their own terms. Through this type of mentorship, IAB hopes that girls of color will know how truly BEAUTIFUL they are.

Dr. Jung-Kim is also the co-founder of the National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC).

 

Ada Elizabeth Culbreth

Ada Elizabeth Culbreth, is the Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer for I Am Beautiful Global, Inc. She believes in encouraging girls of color to embrace and love themselves and to reach for the stars. Believing in themselves and their ability to reach higher ground in life is paramount for every girl of color throughout the world. Ada is also a co-founder of National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC).

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