Jayme Canty found herself in the world of academia studying of women of color. Ms. Canty is a native of North Carolina, where she completed high school at Millbrook High School in 2002. Ms. Canty graduated summa cum laude in 2006 from North Carolina Agricultural &Technical State University (NC A&T) in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she received her Bachelor in Arts degree in Political Science. After working as a paralegal in North Carolina for two years, she returned to school to complete her Master’s degree in Africana Women’s Studies at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her Master’s thesis focused on the significance of intergenerational transmission of knowledge from mother to daughter in future activist activities. She obtained a Ph.D. in Humanities with concentrations in Africana Women’s Studies and Political Science at Clark Atlanta University in Fall 2017. Her research areas include: black feminist theory, black sexual politics in the American South, and black maternal figures in the American South. She currently works as an adjunct professor at Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Kennesaw State University. She currently lives with her partner in Atlanta, Georgia.