About & Contact

Black Women In Rock (started on Tumblr on November 21, 2011) exists to challenge the typical representations of black women in both media and in public life. I showcase black women who make rock music, or who make music in a genre that is connected to (or an influencer of) rock music. I also discuss what it’s like to be a black woman musician (or a fan) in this scene.

When this blog was created, it was to fill a void left by blackwomenwhorock.tumblr.com becoming inactive. I wanted to continue on where the authors of that blog left off. I started this blog knowing only three or four women who were black rock musicians but, 6+ years later, more than 100 women who fit the bill have been cataloged on this site!

I hope that this blog will serve as a viable resource to black women rock artists and rock fans. Use the search bar to find a particular artists or concept — more than likely you will find what you are looking for! You can contact me with any questions, comments, or requests at jaleesa@blackwomeninrock.info.

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Jaleesa (jaleesa@blackwomeninrock.info)

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Pinterest Board: @blackwomeninrock

Playlists: #BlackWomenInRock Playlists

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CREDITS (all links open in a new window)

Favicon image is of Sister Rosetta Tharpe (photo by Jan Persson)

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There is a documentary film that uses the Black Women In Rock title, called Nice & Rough: Black Women IN Rock. Our blog is not related to this project, but I highly recommend checking them out. They have their own articles as well as very good information. Their site is www.niceandrough.com, and their Facebook page can be found by clicking here (links will open in a new window).

Also, some posts lost their proper attribution in the import from Tumblr to WordPress. If you would like credit for a photo or video that belongs to you, please contact the me at jaleesa@blackwomeninrock.info with the link(s) of the post in question. It will get fixed as soon as possible.