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WOMANIST: The Mixtape

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

"𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘳."

From her 1983 published work, 𝐈𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝗼𝐟 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝗼𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫'𝐬 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐬: 𝐖𝗼𝗺𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐏𝐫𝗼𝐬𝐞, #𝖠𝗅𝗂𝖼𝖾𝖶𝖺𝗅𝗄𝖾𝗋 defines *ᴡᴏᴍᴀɴɪsᴛ* as a black feminist 𝗈𝗋 feminist of color - further 𝖽eriving from the interchangeable BLK expressions: "𝖸ou acting womanish." "You 𝗍𝗋𝗒𝗂𝗇𝗀 to be grown."

In addition, she explained (ᴡᴏᴍᴀɴɪsᴛ): "a woman who loves other women, sexually and/or nonsexual. Appreciates and prefers women's culture, women's emotional flexibility and women's strength. [...] Loves music. Loves struggle. 𝖫𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗌 𝗁𝖾𝗋𝗌𝖾𝗅𝖿. 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬."


To honor #wcw❤️ , we've curated a mixtape of songs commemorating the strength, courage, care and sensuality that embodies the WOMAN. All songs are listed below!

Provided songs can be found on all streaming platforms.

Aretha Franklin - A Rose Is Still A Rose

Missy Elliott - She's A Bitch

Kierra Sheard - Love Like Crazy

Beyoncé - Don't Hurt Yourself

Summer Walker - Body

Monica - Don't Take It Personal

City Girls - Jobs

Light Skin Keisha - Spend Sum Cash

Jazmine Sullivan - Don't Make Me Wait

Janelle Monae - Crazy, Classic, Life



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