IPaT Thursday Think Tank: From #hashtags to Movements: Performance, Collective Narrative, and Erasure, a Black Feminist Perspective

IPaT Thursday Think Tank

The nature of Black women’s presence in constructing and leading digital social movements has historically been rooted in a performative and narrative practice that consistently battle misrepresentation and erasure. As these movements work to evolve from digital hashtags into physical protests and tangible outcomes, issues emerge when centering Black women’s perspective. Through an interactive case study of Tarana Burke’s #MeToo movement, we aim to engage the community in a critical dialogue surrounding Black women’s engagement in hashtag feminism through performance, emphasizing the use of collective narrative creation that weaves stories using the intersections of femininity and Black womanhood. 


Susana Morris, Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Brooke Bosley, Ph.D. student in Digital Media, Georgia Tech

Takeria Blunt, Ph.D. student in Digital Media, Georgia Tech

Jihan Sherman, Ph.D. student in Digital Media, Georgia Tech