Motherland(s) (2018) is a photographic book that explores the relationship between my Jamaican heritage and my West African ancestry. Each spread in the book visually compares Jamaica and Ghana. The images are curated to identify key similarities and differences I identified between the two estranged cultures and personally relate to my cultural upbringing and researched identity.
The book depicted is a printed Artist copy. This project has yet to be published and distributed for sale.
Black Girl Diary
Black Girl Diary: An Auto-Ethnography (2018) is a written account of how I have personally unpacked colorism and identity construction within myself overtime. This work features: a collection of quotes, personal observations, and life anecdotes that are unearthed through my art research and creation of my visual art works.
It Happens (2014)is a photographic book that visually narrates the stories of several interviewed women who experienced miscarriages or infant fatalities. One in four pregnancies result in a miscarriage and the trauma experienced survive a lifetime. The book is designed to support other women and their family members communicate, mourn, heal, and support each other through miscarriages and infant fatalities.
I am actively seeking partnership with a non-profit organization to publish and distribute this book to families in need of emotional support.
Colorism Healing Poetry Vol. 2
The Colorism Essays and Poems series features the best writing submitted to the Colorism Healing Writing Contest. In this second volume, readers get to read the stellar poetry and prose submitted in 2018. Representing diverse voices, ages, languages, ethnicities, and styles, this collection offers a global picture of colorism’s impact on individual lives. Writers in this volume have eloquently and honestly expressed themselves on important but often difficult subjects like bullying, motherhood, abuse, dating, albinism, family ties, love, and more. Readers of this collection can dive even deeper into the topic of colorism with discussion questions and writing prompts provided at the end.