Ep. 06: Fat Shamed at the Doctor - Evette Dionne

Evette Dionne is a Black Feminist culture writer, editor, and scholar based in Brooklyn, New York.

Presently, Dionne is the senior editor at Revelist, a CafeMedia site for millennial women.

Dionne is a regular contributor to Teen VogueRefinery29Hello BeautifulClutch MagazineBitch Magazine, and Bustle, where she covers race, feminism, popular culture, television, film, and Black womanhood.

Her reported features, cultural commentary, and personal essays have also been published in/on the New York TimesThe ToastMIC, , VIBE VixenxoJaneThe RootFor HarrietUrban CuspRavishlyLoveBrownSugarMadame NoireBetty Confidential and Uptown Magazine.

Dionne is usually researching when she’s not writing or tweeting. She’s an independent American Studies scholar who uses critical theories like Black Feminist Thought, Critical Race Theory, and Strategic Whiteness to examine Black female sexualities and pleasure within media texts, including film, television, and music videos.

She is most concerned with how Black popular culture reinforces and resists historical stereotypes of Black female sexualities, power and desire. She’s published book chapters about Tyler Perry’s For Better and Worse and Beyoncé’s self-titled album.

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