Rachelle L. Williams

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Rachelle L. Williams is an African American and Women’s studies scholar whose work focuses on women’s art and culture. She has a BA in history from Talladega College and a MA in women’s studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Rachelle is also an educator who teaches arts and humanities courses to adult learners and college students. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Rachelle has been living in the Washington, DC area for over 20 years. She is currently a resident in the Trinidad neighborhood in Ward 5.

Jo Ann Block: Pushing back Against Age and Gender

Jo Ann Block: Pushing back Against Age and Gender

“Historically, butch women fought for this identity,” Block says, “and it’s significant to hold on to.” Those who still identify as butch, then, are an "elite group" and represent “the few.” They are “proud,” she adds, “Because it takes guts to live ones entire life outside the gendered margins as a butch woman who does not identify as femme or trans but somewhere along the spectrum in between.” Read More