Mariam I. Williams
I’ve spent the past decade writing about my identity as a Black, Christian woman and feminist, about my body, and about my place within the history of Black women in the U.S., our collective trauma and struggle, our collective beauty and power.
Now I write and create workshops to help other Black women love their bodies, find spiritual freedom, and feel whole so they can re-affirm their resilience for the future.
What you really need to know about me is:
I believe liberation starts with knowledge.
I believe anti-blackness and misogyny are real and that self-love in a world that shows it hates Black women is one of the most subversive acts we can commit to.
I believe self-knowledge lays the foundation for self-love.
My favorites from Redbone Afropuff & Black G.R.I.T.S., plus new work
What’s a public historian?
Public history is history that is seen, heard, read, and interpreted by audiences outside the academy. It’s also history that belongs to the public. Public historians have an interest and commitment to making history relevant and useful in the public sphere. We’re the archivists, consultants, museum professionals, cultural program directors, curators, oral historians, documentarians, and numerous other people who put history to work in the world. I do public history through programming, scripts for productions like the one on the right, and through projects like these.