CRY mE a rAINBOW (2016)


13.5"x14". Marker and pen.


I created this project in the beginnings of appreciating myself and my culture. I wanted to capture the beauty and struggles of the Black woman, and through research, observation, and life experience, this piece was the result. Rainbows are generally seen as the calm after the storm, the peace after chaos, and tears are usually seen as sad and dark parts of humanity. I juxtapose the two symbols within Black women in reality: even at their lowest points, and even amidst societal odds that aren’t in their favor, Black women still rise and thrive and glow.

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