How a popular art challenge prompted me to celebrate Black women artists.
I wanted to do something a little different for Inktober this past year, and that is: celebrate Black women artists. I soon learned that I'm not the best person to follow these challenges, only having created FOUR drawings during the Inktober period (lol). A shame, right? However, I am still inspired to continue creating these drawings, honoring my sister-artists throughout the entire year... and so I shall.
I am fortunate to know the women I am celebrating. They’ve all positively impacted my life, and have influenced my artistic journey.
Their work is PHENOMENAL, reflective of their commitment to mastering their respective crafts. I believe that more people should know about these women.
I am honored to call them sister-friends, mentors, mentees, and co-exhibitors.
They are painters, writers, dancers, filmmakers, actresses, poets, designers, curators, singers, directors, producers, teachers, students, activists, servant leaders and change-makers.
They are mothers, daughters, wives, partners, sisters, aunties, and grandmothers.
They are ALL of that, and so much more.
I am, because they are.