Publication: “Flipping the Script: The Dangerous Bodies of Girls of Color”

Authors: Venus E. Evans-Winters and Girls for Gender Equity
Publication: Cultural Studies↔Critical Methodologies

“Girls of color have been left out of discussions on youth participatory action research (YPAR) as well as gender- and race-based scholarship related to school marginalization. How Black girls and other girls of color experience girlhood is undertheorized. In this particular discussion, high school girls themselves expose the ways in which girls are punished in schools. Using participatory action research (PAR), high school students unveil girls of color experiences in schools as “dangerous bodies.” The author asseverates that Black girls and other girls of color “flip the script” by becoming conscientious and active agents in social change through the research process.”