Paper Title

The Curation of Wendy Williams

Location

Room 222, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

Keywords

African American studies, Media and Popular Culture, Feminism, Consumption, Identity, Talk Shows, Western Culture

Abstract

This paper discusses the depiction of Strong Black Womanhood within the context of The Wendy Williams Show. With over 2.4 million daily viewers, the show clutches a top spot in the female demographic and gains popularity year after year. I discuss how the image of Black Womanhood is simultaneously weakened and novelized by the Wendy Williams Show. I also explore the implications concerning Black womanhood, consumption patterns, and identity construction among females in America.

 
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The Curation of Wendy Williams

Room 222, DiGiorgio Campus Center (DiGs)

This paper discusses the depiction of Strong Black Womanhood within the context of The Wendy Williams Show. With over 2.4 million daily viewers, the show clutches a top spot in the female demographic and gains popularity year after year. I discuss how the image of Black Womanhood is simultaneously weakened and novelized by the Wendy Williams Show. I also explore the implications concerning Black womanhood, consumption patterns, and identity construction among females in America.