Gestures of my Bio-Myth

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The scope of my work reconsiders racialized beauty standards and defines the bountiful actualities of African American women. Pulling from past memories and observations, I use photography as a tool to navigate the influence of race and gender in shaping perception and representation. The series on view are from a selection of projects entitled \"if nostalgia were colored brown\", \"Facade Objects\", and \"Gestures of my Bio-Myth\".<\/p>","body_raw":"I often employ the body and feminine objects to create visual narratives of womanhood and explore the changing language of femininity. My practice centers itself on black female subjectivity, black beauty, and often uses the arrangements and gathering of objects to identify biographical and historical facets of womanhood. I utilize the illusions of the interior and domestic space as a site for construction and invention. Objects extend beyond their appearance to narrate a cultural relevance to black women's bodies and lived experiences.\r\n\r\nEach photograph a reflection of my female identity positioned within hair politics, hair rituals, and black culture. The scope of my work reconsiders racialized beauty standards and defines the bountiful actualities of African American women. Pulling from past memories and observations, I use photography as a tool to navigate the influence of race and gender in shaping perception and representation. 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