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    Dr. Taura Taylor Explores Intersectionality on show "Leading Ladies"

    March 4, 2024

    The inaugural episode of "Leading Ladies" on Peachtree TV,  featured Morehouse assistant professor, Dr. Taura Taylor in a conversation on the intersection of race, gender, and body image. Driven by media legend Monica Kaufman Pearson, the groundbreaking show also featured the insightful voices of Maria More Collins and Chelsea Phillips Tafoya.

    Screenshot 2024-03-04 at 11.41.15 AMTitled "The Weight of a Woman," the episode delved into the intricate challenges that women face in reconciling societal expectations with their personal identity. Dr. Taura Taylor, representing Morehouse, contributed a unique perspective shaped by her scholarly work, bringing a valuable intersectional lens to the conversation.

    As an assistant professor, Dr. Taylor's expertise expanded beyond traditional gender studies, embracing an intersectional approach that specifically addressed the experiences of women of color. Through her insights, viewers gained a profound understanding of how race and gender intersect with body image, highlighting the importance of dismantling systemic barriers that uphold harmful beauty standards.

    Central to the conversation was the concept of embodiment – the lived experience of one's body and its impact on identity. Dr. Taylor eloquently explored how women, particularly those from marginalized communities, navigate their identities within the framework of societal expectations. The episode went beyond conventional beauty discussions, emphasizing the broader implications of embodiment on self-worth, mental health, and overall well-being.

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