Updated: Apr 24, 2020
In November of 2019 the South Dallas Cultural Center opened its doors allowing me to put on my very first solo exhibit for The Self Publication. The show was up for two months and it was everything I ever dreamed of. For the last two years I've tried getting the project off the ground. Although it is still in its early stages, my plans to fight against harsh memorabilia and heal others still remains.
When I first started the project, I was inspired to do so by the harsh imagery on colorism I saw being shared back in 2015. I would collect disheartening memes and images and sharing them on my Facebook profile in hopes that others would agree with me. Some did and some didn't. A year later I decided to use my design and photographic skills to do something about it and went on to photograph black women and the beauty of natural hair. So far I've worked with many grant people and have created two publications so far. This is compeletly funded out of pocket so I can only afford to print 25 of each publication.
The opening for the show was so great! So many of my friends and family members came out to support! There were also interactive prints where others shared inspirational words of encouragement.
This was truly amazing! The week after I had my artist talk and it was such a wonder event as well. I really would love to thank all of you and my amazing manger Brittany Walker-Craig. The exhibit was also featured in The Dallas Morning News. That article can be read here: