(Re)Defining Our Narrative: Resilience in Black Women’s Educational Experiences

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Northern Kentucky University
Black females face severe, inequitable experiences within the United States K-12 education system, which makes them susceptible to the school to prison pipeline (White, 2018). Understanding these experiences, can help provide insight to the college experiences of Black females and can be directly linked to why they are more resilient. While exploring these themes Black feminist pedagogy will be used to unpack and process the experiences of Black females, how navigating different experiences impact their race and gender identity development and outlook towards the institution of school. Thus, leading to an understanding of how their K-12 experiences impact their resilience during their college experience.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
College students, Females, Resilience (Personality trait) , African American women