Simone Bridgewater

Simone Bridgewater

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B.A., Honours in Communication, Media & Culture joint Publishing Media, Oxford Brookes University (2013)
A.A., Sociology, The College of The Bahamas (2007)
M.A., Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, UBC (2016)


Simone is currently interested in exploring within Bahamian Canadian diasporic community’s the negotiation and performativity of the sexual identity of Bahamian women within intimate relationships. ‘What informs the Bahamian woman’s understanding of sexuality and how does this knowledge contribute to the negotiation and performance of her identity within intimate relationship’? I hope to locate themes such as sex, desire, pleasure, taboo culture, belonging, citizenship, identity, representations, contentions between holding multiple personalities and womanhood. It is possible this project will highlight underlying contentions in interracial relationships, the resoluteness of culture permanence, historical knowledge as a constraint to sexual liberation and the importance of narrative succession. This research may also tease out ideas toward the fluidity of culture, sex, race, gender and perceptions of belonging. Lastly it is hoped that this research will give Bahamian Canadian women an outlet for their stories as Black women to add to the reservoir of lived experiences that are so few within this ethnic community.