Ain't I a Woman

Certain myths that African-American women are resilient, emasculating, inferior, and hypersexual prevail in the psyche of contemporary culture. Because African-American women exist against a setting of myth and stereotype their voices are altered and often misunderstood. If she is makes a mistake she is incompetent. If she is outspoken she is unruly and unrefined. The black woman’s femininity and value is often challenged connecting to Sojourner Truths question during the 1852 Women’s Convention where she asks, “ain’t I a woman?”