Splash Chicago
5801 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Email: splashchicago@gmail.com
contact us

Splash Biography

MARGARET MARION, Love is a verb, not a noun.

Major: Comparative Human Development

College/Employer: UChicago

Year of Graduation: 2012

Picture of Margaret Marion

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am from inner-city Detroit; I come from 24 hour Coney Islands and and Bettermade Potatoe Chips.

I love the simple things.I am a creative, free, and independent spirit. I have grown to love myself and realize that I am beautiful, unique and gifted. I love to write and read poetry, both written and spoken. I enjoy reading and watching movies. My life's mascot is the Butterfly. I am trying desperately hard no to become a deranged collector. It's the metamorphosis that draws me of course, the struggle, the freedom, and the effortless beauty. I am very blessed, peaceful, and love living simple. I believe in always trusting nature to run its course; you just can't command it unless you obey.

Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

C595: "Black" Hair - Ideological Beauty and Body Image in the U.S. in Splash! Fall 2010 (Oct. 02, 2010)
From Madame CJ Walker’s press and comb, to Angela Davis’ ‘black power afro’, hair for black women has been a marker of their identity – political, cultural, social, and otherwise – and was either her crown of glory, or a reminder of her ugliness (Rooks, 1996; Grier & Cobbs, 1968; Banks, 2000). Hair still is often seen as the all encompassing definer of the black woman; with the natural hair identity most usually being equated with authenticity, strength, and self-love; and the relaxed, chemically altered, or extended hair identity being equated with a quest to fit in with the European ideal, and for some, even a hatred of self (Grier & Cobbs, 1968; Banks, 2000). In this class we will interrogate these assumptions, and explore how these ideas came about, and continue to be perpetuated; and how they not only affect black women, but both women and men of all "races."