32 min

Black Alumnae Speak, Part 2 Black Women of Amherst College

    • Personal Journals

This episode features more first-person narratives of self-discovery and self-realization at Amherst College that encompass the competing demands of academics, intersectionality, dating, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the financial aid office. Host: Nichelle S. Carr ’98 Guest Co-host: Tene Adero Howard ’01
Discussion topics:
Personal reflections on:

Expressions and definitions of Blackness

The changing role of the BSU

LGBTQIA intersectionality

The challenges of dating at a predominantly white institution 

Beauty and desirability

The high stakes and financial angst of being a first-generation college student

Dealing with entitlement and microaggressions

The struggle of academics vs. activism 

“Black Girl Magic”


Featured interviews (in order of appearance):

“G” Wright Muir ’95

Sarah Bass ’06

Katyana Dandridge ’18

Kyndall Ashe ’18

Vanessa Olivier ’01

This episode features more first-person narratives of self-discovery and self-realization at Amherst College that encompass the competing demands of academics, intersectionality, dating, the Black Student Union (BSU) and the financial aid office. Host: Nichelle S. Carr ’98 Guest Co-host: Tene Adero Howard ’01
Discussion topics:
Personal reflections on:

Expressions and definitions of Blackness

The changing role of the BSU

LGBTQIA intersectionality

The challenges of dating at a predominantly white institution 

Beauty and desirability

The high stakes and financial angst of being a first-generation college student

Dealing with entitlement and microaggressions

The struggle of academics vs. activism 

“Black Girl Magic”


Featured interviews (in order of appearance):

“G” Wright Muir ’95

Sarah Bass ’06

Katyana Dandridge ’18

Kyndall Ashe ’18

Vanessa Olivier ’01

32 min