Series: All Ways
Living and working as a Black woman in predominantly white, patriarchal spaces, self care becomes a matter of self preservation, as I wrestle with questions about how much of myself I am sacrificing or performing in order to "fit in." This series explores (and will explore) themes such as isolation, vulnerability, strength, peace and joy.
I have been deeply moved and comforted by poets who speak to the beauty and power of Blackness and Black women. The name of the series comes from the poem by Lucille Clifton, "Listen, Children."
As I work through the layers of abstraction in each piece, I am considering and exploring how much I, as a Black woman, choose to show or not show of myself as I navigate the pressures of fitting in and standing out.