Celebrating Black Francophone Women, from the Caribbean, Africa and France – Part1

Subscribe to my newsletter: http://bit.ly/gn In America, we often celebrate icons such as Toni Morrison, Dr Maya Angelou, Oprah or Angela Davis. I feel like there is real a lack of Africans, Caribbean and Afropeans women depicted in art, so I decided to create some pieces featuring black and brown women I learnt about overContinue reading “Celebrating Black Francophone Women, from the Caribbean, Africa and France – Part1”

“He Should Not Have Resisted Arrest”

Have you ever found yourself face to face with a bear? I’ve personally never had myself, but the simple thought of it is terrifying to me.  Most likely, I think that I would try to run as fast and far as possible – understandably so: as human beings, we are built for survival; everything weContinue reading ““He Should Not Have Resisted Arrest””

The Form or How Moving to America Reshaped my Identity as a Black Woman

I was 23 the first time I was asked to officially identify my race. I had to fill an employment form and could only pick one option. The situation was anxiety-inducing because despite the fact of not being white, could I call myself black?  As long as I can remember, people always asked: “Tu esContinue reading “The Form or How Moving to America Reshaped my Identity as a Black Woman”

#ImHere

I used to be fearless But somehow, somewhere Things changed It took a while to heal It took a while but still- #ImHere Praise the little redheaded girl who pushed me – and I pushed her back: harder, to the floor – all because she was challenging my intellect. I knew how to spell “Oignon”!Continue reading “#ImHere”