juanita mohammed: My granddaughter, Pharah, and I chose to read our poetry to each other. That was easy. The hard part was deciding which poem to include because we each wrote five! For me, “She Had a Hard Week” and “The Incredible Older Woman” had to be included. The former because I have experienced domestic violence in the window of others’ lives. I have seen and heard women friends express how the men in their lives have berated them behind closed doors and in front of others, how they have put their hands on them, how they have felt the pain of losing a loved one to the violence. Why would a person “love you so much” that they would kill you rather than let you go? “The Incredible Older Woman” was written because the reality of being a senior finally hit me. To see and feel the pain,...
Two Women: https://vimeo.com/340243804/230a094b5b
Juanita Mohammed is a community video artist and activist. She uses inexpensive camcorder technology to respond to the needs of those who matter to her. In her work at the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York, Mohammed made educational videos for and about the AIDS community. In her personal video work, she looks to her friends and neighbors to find stories that are not typically represented in the media.
Pharaoh “Pharah” Diaz is an undergraduate student in her sophomore year. She is studying to be a teacher. Her interests include filming documentaries, spoken word poetry, and analyzing the taste of foods.
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Juanita Mohammed, Pharaoh “Pharah” Diaz; Two Women: https://vimeo.com/340243804/230a094b5b. Feminist Media Histories 1 October 2019; 5 (4): 59–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2019.5.4.59
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