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- How Exceptional Black Women Lead — A Conversation With Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever
Dr. DeWeever’s latest book helps black women realize their full potential- June 12, 2018
- Nick Cave’s Soundsuits Confront Racism With Radical Artistry [Video]
An exhibition entitled “Here Hear” was previously on display at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Detroit, close to Cave’s alma mater.- October 17, 2016
- Body PositiveSpeaker Malia Anderson Talks Passion, Perseverance and Paying It Forward
“What if I just woke up every morning and said ‘This is my body and I love it.’ and then I went out the door and presented myself in the best possible way?”- October 9, 2016
The combined efforts of photographer Daniel Stewart and creative director Imani Love led to the creation of a photo series called “Erosion”, which depicts the American obsession with the features of black women.
The series further exposes the cognitive dissonance in our present beauty standards: full lips, rounded hips, big butts, and kinky hair are beautiful on everyone except the black women who possess these traits naturally. “Black women are so often shamed and penalized for the same physical attributes that are then praised, and made trendy for white women. This project is meant to capture the black woman’s experience as a hypersexualized being, who’s [sic] body is constantly appropriated in white society,” Stewart said of the project.
On Stewart’s website, where the full series can be viewed, erosion is defined as “to deteriorate, decrease, diminish, or destroy”. This series -by exposing white society’s appropriation of black female features – speaks out against the slander endured by black women in a beautiful and unavoidable way.