At 15 years old, Phanésia Pharel, BC ’21, marched into the lighting booth of her high school’s black box theater and locked the door behind her. By the time she stood up and walked out, she had written her first play. The following year, she was a published playwright....
CEO of EveryStylishGirl Nana Agyemang, Journalism ’17, creates space for women of color online and on campus
Standing out in the monotonous scroll through Instagram is Nana Agyemang, Journalism ’17, and her popular fashion blog, EveryStylishGirl. Divided chromatically by bright periwinkles and lush lavenders, the individuals featured on her feed empower people of color on a platform and industry often lacking representation....
Art exhibition “Redefining the Center” makes the black femme artist the alpha and omega of the art canon
White space surrounds the works: white walls, white lights on a white ceiling, white paper, white dressing screens, white blinds on the windows.
Every February, Americans recognize Black History Month as an opportunity to highlight the contributions of African Americans across every industry and facet of life. However, the chance to celebrate this identity is present on a daily basis, and this is the mindset that propelled Phanesia Pharel, BC ’21, to found Bold, Beautiful, Black at Barnard and hold it in March rather than February....