“As a young woman dealing with my own issues of body image, I began to look differently at Barbie dolls. I began to wonder whether my re-emerging interest in fashion dolls was a good or a bad thing. And the more I confronted my own disordered patterns of eating and exercise, the more I realized the extent to which social pressure to conform to such stringent standards was the real issue I was facing.” -Tiffany Gholar, THE DOLL PROJECT … More We Love Barbie…But We Need New Dolls: My piece on Artist Tiffany Gholar over at BlogHer.com.
Layla Amatullah Barrayn’s latest exhibition of recent photography spotlights real Black women in love, building families and strengthening communities; the photographs are intimate without sexual suggestion, natural without lacking stupendous beauty and just large enough for you to think these women of color stand right in the room. … More “You May Sit Beside Me”: Visual Narratives of Black Women & Queer Identities
David Boykin’s Soul Sessions in Chicago every Sunday from 2:00-5:00 at the Arts Incubator on 55th and Garfield (at Green Line), MacArthur Genius Grant-winning photographer Carrie Mae Weems and her current solo exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York City, Current reprise of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington on Broadway (and … More A Few of My Favorite Things Now (Just a Few…)
I am so excited for this… Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video. Have negression waiting in your inbox: Subscribe Today. Twitter | Pinterest | Kalisha.com
The consideration of our Migrant Mothers alongside our more societally-accepted beauties has a gradient of approval, examination and interpretation that either cuts most of us out or can’t fit all of us in. We have such a beautiful wide range. I hope to show it here. … More Hello World