To be Black, woman* and alive. Living at the intersections of gender and race, Black women, Black trans women, Black girls, and Black femmes are not protected or valued. As a community, it is our duty to create spaces where Black women* are centered, cared for and our voices are uplifted and heard.
#DearBlackGirl is a community-curated, love note-portrait project that is centered on cultivating joy, healing, beauty, and the magic of Black women and girls*. Together we will co-create a collection of love letters that are written by and for Black women and girls*. Alongside them, we will have portraits taken in a celebration of our magic. Our hope is that this will be a community affirmation project where Black women* will feel loved and held.
These love note sessions will be provided free to community members in New Haven and Hartford in early Fall 2018.
*Black Women in all of our diversity and beauty are welcome. Women and girls are inclusive terms reflecting all those who were assigned and/or identify as a woman/transwoman/femme/girl.*
Arvia and Kristianna