I came across this project by Bronx artist Ijeoma Iheanacho called, the reImagining that will feature portraits of 100 Black women in America representing their feelings toward being mis/underrepresented in this country.
Here’s some more info about the project from the artist herself:
The only thing worse than being misrepresented in your culture, is to be disappeared from it. Now imagine having to vacillate between the two. If you can, you know what it is to be a Black woman in America. This is the sticky position most women of African descent find themselves in. Not Oprah, not Michelle, not Halle – but the everyday Black woman being followed by the store detective. The everyday Black woman straining to see herself on TV or in the magazines. The everyday Black woman wondering where she fits in this society. The reImagining is a large scale photography project borne out of the need to allow these women to not only work against the stereotypes put on them, but to also reclaim and re-represent their identities for themselves. Did you notice I mentioned “large scale”? This project will allow 100 women to stand as a representation of all women working to broaden their presence globally. Each woman will be represented by three stylized portraits that illustrate how she feels she is being stereotyped, who she feels she is really, and how she wants the world to see her.
To achieve this amazing project, Ijeoma will need your help. You can contribute to her Kickstarter campaign here, the goal is to raise $55,000 by April 1st.