"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."
Dr. Mae Jamison
From technowomanism to my doctoral research
Applying the womanist ethic to social justice issues that occur in and around the digital space.
Considering two major social justice issues in 2014, one dealing with police brutality and the other dealing with online gendered harassment, the need to have an ethical framework with which to respond to the digitized shortcomings of humanity became paramount. Inspired by a womanist ethic, Techno-womanism was first developed within my thesis for Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York entitled: Techno-Womanism: Social Justice, Faith, and the Digital Space. The essay explores this ethical framework inspired by womanist theology through the lens of the #Gamergate and #BlackLivesMatter hashtags.
Since then, I have been inspired by Technowomanism to write and speak about social justice issues in the digital space. Technowomanism is an interdisciplinary womanist theoretical approach to analyzing, understanding, and explaining the intersectional nature of the human experience within and outside of the digital space as well as in and around technology. Here, you can find the latest videos, essays, speaking engagements, and lectures about technowomanism and other musings from my doctoral journey.
Watch SciFi iRL
The YouTube series I co-hosted with Jess Smith, a fellow CU Boulder Ph. D. student, that used science fiction stories to explore ethical dilemmas in modern technology.