Evette Dionne is a Black Feminist culture writer, editor, and scholar. Presently, she’s the senior culture editor at Bitch Media where she’s responsible for the Bitch Approved series, the BitchReads program, reviews, cultural analysis, and online features.
Evette is also a regular contributor to Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Hello Beautiful, Clutch Magazine, and Bustle, where she covers race, feminism, popular culture, television, film, and Black womanhood. Her reported features, cultural commentary, and personal essays have also been published in/on the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, Romper, Harper’s Bazaar, The Toast, MIC, VIBE Vixen, xoJane, The Root, For Harriet, Urban Cusp, Ravishly, LoveBrownSugar, Madame Noire, Betty Confidential and Uptown Magazine.
She also has a thriving social media presence. Her cultural analysis has been cited in universities across the country, CNN, the New York Times, the New York Daily News, and an array of other publications.
Before joining Bitch, Evette worked as a founding senior editor at Revelist where she honed her commitment to inclusion in media by creating the site’s “real talk” essays section. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bennett College, an incredible HBCU for Black women, in 2012. In 2014, she received her master’s in media management and women, gender, and sexuality studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. That might be why researching is her favorite thing to do — outside of reading, tweeting, and ranting about self-care.
She’s an independent women’s studies scholar who uses critical theories like Black Feminist Thought, Critical Race Theory, and Strategic Whiteness to examine Black female sexualities and pleasure within media texts, including film, television, and music videos. She’s published book chapters about Tyler Perry’s For Better and Worse and Beyoncé’s self-titled album.
Evette is currently doing her best Khadijah James impression in Brooklyn.
If you want to drop Evette a line, please send an email to EvetteDionneWriter@gmail.com or use the contact form.