White Mom Black Dad is a project that highlights the different journeys women of color, raised by white mothers, have had with their hair. The concept will be explored and presented through storytelling, photography, and illustrated timelines. These aspects will capture the path of each participant, telling a unique story of self-care and simply learning about oneself.
TL;DR hair stories from women of color raised by white women.
PROJECT IS W.I.P.
Taking a step back from this project for a moment, but not abandoning it. My creative pulls are taking me in so many other directions right now and my heart has dimmed a bit and lost inspiration for White Mom Black Dad. I know my process and need to get these other arts out so I can fully create this project as I know it deserves. Thank you all for following this far x
Today's update comes from a little story by me on superstition + lies parents tell. White Mom Black Dad will include stories like this from each participant, diving into the nuances of haircare and how our upbringings shaped that.
This project is especially special because each woman has given so much to it. I feel lucky to have found people that have openly and loving shared their stories with me. Here's a little look into Sara Elise's sharings. The evolution of Sara Elise.
I took the project into the real world this week, creating illustrations on found wood. Find it on Malcolm X & Quincy in BK. /// UPDATE: shout out to Black Sheep Brooklyn for finding our art and giving it a home. Mad love x
more sneaks from Naima Green's 35mm film camera. love how these photos define each woman's curl personality.
inside the pages of my notebook. these illustrations will be used to create product timelines, unique to each participant.
sweet gifts from the photographer, Naima Green. See her full portfolio at naimagreen.com
first prints. pc: Naima Green
behind the scenes of #wmbd photoshoot. thank you forever to everyone from today x
The Hair Aisle releases today! Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered, and a warm thank you to Saint Heron and Impose Magazine for covering my work. I am so grateful
To preface White Mom Black Dad, I've create The Hair Aisle- a coloring zine filled with brown girl hair products, inspired by White Mom Black Dad.
Sneak peek at the product illustrations for participant timelines. #wmbd