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“Who taught you to hate the color of your skin?

Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? “

-Malcolm X

Hair has always been a part of my identity as a black woman. These tight and coarse curls have become a crown I carry on my head. As a black artist, I strive to highlight parts of my identity that the world often criticizes.


This project titled ‘Crown’ is an ongoing series of portraits that visually explores and appreciates black hair. This part of the series focuses on dreadlocks, also known as locs, and the multiple forms it comes in based on who carries them.

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