As a Milwaukee based writer and researcher, Charmaine Lang’s work focuses on the intersections of race, gender and wellness. Charmaine is a doctoral candidate in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation research examines the social and economic determinants of self-care among Black women activists in Milwaukee. It specifically focuses on how activism affects gendered and family roles, stress management and sexual desire.
Charmaine has simultaneously pursued doctoral studies and gained valuable professional experience. She has served as the Interim Executive Director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice and the Director of the Reproductive Justice Collective. She believes that the voices of Black women are essential in creating new narratives and practices that will facilitate a balance between activism, pleasure and wellness.
With her leisure time, Charmaine enjoys Chicago style stepping, reading narratives by and for Black women, traveling domestically and internationally and pursuing new food experiences.