Beverly Smith

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Not to be confused with Bev Smith.
This article is about Beverly Smith. For Bevy Smith, the television personality, see Bevy Smith.

Beverly Smith (born December 16, 1946) in Cleveland, Ohio,[1] is a Black feminist health advocate,[2] writer, academic, theorist and activist who is also the twin sister of writer, publisher, activist and academic Barbara Smith. Beverly Smith is an instructor of Women's Health at the University of Massachusetts Boston.[3]

She was one of three authors of the famous Combahee River Collective Statement, "one of the most widely read discussions of Black feminism,"[4] which was developed by several members of the National Black Feminist Organization in 1977. Her essays and articles on racism, feminism, identity politics and women's health have been extensively published in the United States.

Selected works[edit]

Periodicals[edit]

  • Conditions Five, The Black Women's Issue, November 1979;[5]
  • Conditions Four, Smith, Barbara, and Beverly. I Am Not Meant to be Alone and Without You Who Understand: Letters From Black Feminists, 1972-1978, Winter 1978 [1]
  • Sinister Wisdom - various issues[6]
  • Barbara Smith and Beverly Smith, "The Varied Voices of Black Women", Sojourner (magazine), October 1978.
  • Ms. Magazine[2]- various issues[7]
  • Aegis Journal, 1983, "Some Thoughts on Racism"

Anthologies[edit]

  • Smith, Beverly. "The Wedding", in Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, 1983, ed. Barbara Smith, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press
  • Combahee River Collective Statement, authored with Barbara Smith and Demita Frazier
  • Smith, Barbara & Beverly. "Across the Kitchen Table: A Sister-to-Sister Dialogue", in This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (eds), Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, Persephone Press, 1981.
  • Smith, Beverly. "Black Women's Health: Notes for a Course", in But Some of Us are Brave: Black Women's Studies, Hull, Gloria T., Scott, Patricia Bell, Smith, Barbara (eds), The Feminist Press, 1982. ISBN 0-912670-95-9
  • Smith, Beverly. "Face-to-Face, Day-to-day — Racism Consciousness Raising", A conversation with Tia Cross, Freada Klein & Beverly Smith, in But Some of Us are Brave: Black Women's Studies, Hull, Gloria T., Scott, Patricia Bell, Smith, Barbara (eds), Feminist Press, 1982. ISBN 0-912670-95-9
  • Smith, Beverly. "Choosing Ourselves: Black Women and Abortion", in From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming a Movement, ed. Marlene Gerber Fried, South End Press, 1990, p. 86.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Barbara. Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1983, ISBN 0-913175-02-1, p. xx, Introduction.
  2. ^ Evelyn C. White, The Black Women's Health Book: Speaking for Ourselves, Seal Press, 1993, ISBN 1-878067-40-0, p. 229.
  3. ^ "Beverly Smith redefines politics in light of the feminist movement", Open Vault.
  4. ^ Hammonds, Evelynn M. Transitions, Environments, Translations, Cora Kaplan, Joan Wallach Scott, Debra Keates (eds), Routledge, 1997, ISBN 0-415-91540-6, p. 298.
  5. ^ Smith, Barbara. Home Girls, p. xlix, Introduction.
  6. ^ Smith, Barbara. Home Girls, p. 375, Contributors Notes.
  7. ^ Off Our Backs Magazine, October 1998. Klorman, Renee, interview with Barbara Smith: Activist. Writer. Revolutionary. Barbara Smith: A political life as a Black radical, lesbian feminist.