Common Use: The Booty Monologues

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Through the hazy lines of an old TV, a dark-skinned woman in a bikini stands in front of orange stripes implying a sunset. In the lower right-hand corner is an MTV logo.
  1. Long A dark-skinned woman with long brown hair and bangs is posed in a pink bikini that is decorated with white flowers. She stands with her arms extended and legs in a classic contrapposto pose. She casts a silhouette on an object next to her. The background is a gradient moving downward from burgundy to red to orange to yellow to burgundy to green. There are two logos in the bottom-right corner, one that reads MTV and the other that reads HITS.
Ayanah Moor, Stand, 2006


The Booty Monologues acts as an intersectional womanist response to the legacy of exclusionary feminism, which has overlooked the voice, perspectives, and lived experiences of Black (African diaspora), Latinx, and Asian queer, femme-identified and cis-gendered women. Invoking the legacy of Eve Ensler’s most recognized and seminal feminist performance work, The Vagina Monologues, this series seeks to continue to broaden the feminist canon to increasingly include the autobiographical artworks of women of color. This conversation includes the contributions of Chante Linwood, Ayanah Moor, and Zakkiyyah Najeebah.