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October 6, 2020 53 min

The paradox of clothing is that it can be at once the most public and the most personal of items a person can use to express their identity historically and today, a dichotomy found throughout the work of today's guest Dr. Tanisha C. Ford. She joins us for part one of a two part discussion on her books Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (2015), and her recently released memoir Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Letter to the Power of Fashion (2019).

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  • Additional Reading:

  • Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful
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