The posts I will write will have tags (and subjects) titled as such:
Hue and Saturation: Black women and the arts! (Film, television, photography, writing, music, performing and more…) Posts with this tag include things I like as well as my opinions on certain art and its interpretation through technical, entertainment and sociopolitical lenses. (Yes the title is double entendre for the Photoshop [I am a photographer] tool hue and saturation, but it also means colour [as in Black women] and saturation [as in intensity of visibility in the arts]). Ok. Photo nerd alert. Sorry.
Meridian: The word meridian means a point of highest development, greatest prosperity or the like. Posts with this tag are about the interesting and creative accomplishments that I know/find out about by Black women that I admire or I am inspired by. Happy posts.
Secant: A secant is defined as an intersecting line, especially one intersecting a curve at two or more points. Did I just give you a trigonometry headache? Oops. Anyway, I like this word metaphorically. Posts with this tag will are the ones where I offer my view as a line through an issue with multiple curves. I think these posts will end up being the longest. We’ll see.
Response and Reason: Posts with this tag are comments that I left on other blogs with posts concerning Black women. Sometimes other bloggers write about ideas that I respond to in-depth, as opposed to it being an original post, and I still want to share that content here. Also, Tumblr posts that I reblog and respond to will be included here.
Ruffled Feathers: Posts with this tag will be made up mostly of tweets. Sometimes I share ideas or perspectives (through several connected tweets) on Twitter that probably should have been a blog in the first place. But, the convenience and the “in the moment” feeling of Twitter can be a catalyst for critical thought since I am often replying to what others’ have said—something a blog itself won’t inspire from a blank post screen.
Read This Week: Posts with this tag will include links of the best articles (primarily by Black women writers and bloggers and other people who speak to Black women’s experiences) that I read during a particular week, and recommend to my readers.
Eye Cues: This section will be somewhat like Hue and Saturation but less about artists and analysis, and more about things I see that are artful (i.e. fabulous natural hair photographs, design etc.)
(I will also reblog others’ posts that are good, and those posts will have the tag “reblogged.” Posts that I “like” from others will have a link on the sidebar of my blog’s actual page. I also may have some “random” posts that I will tag “thetrudz randomness.”)
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