In a piece published on Limestone Post, Historian Ellen Wu discusses the Bloomington Farmers' Market through a lens distinct from previous coverage. Through an interview project that centers the perspectives of eight women of color, Dr. Wu focuses on voices that have received little attention through the controversy, noting historical continuity in the types of voices that we tend to amplify.
Describing the motivation for these efforts, Wu explains, "I chose to focus on women in particular because women of color are almost always simultaneously hypervisible and invisible. Historically, women of color have been especially vulnerable to retaliation, criticism, and violence when they have dared to challenge existing and entrenched configurations of power and authority.
...efforts by women of color to upend these hierarchies have often been sidelined or even ignored by those around them, observers, and analysts. As a historian, I feel it is important to acknowledge and document their labors."