Black Female Artists Tackle The Dangerous Stereotypes That Have Never Defined Them


We are all complex multi-faceted human beings not one dimensional stereotypes created by society, the media & the oppressors.

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Mildred Howard, “I’ve Been a Witness to this Game IX,” color monoprint/digital on found paper with collage, 2016.

article by Priscilla Frank via huffingtonpost.com

The pop culture landscape is littered with lazy images of black women ― the nurturer, the hussy, the angry bitch. Hovering around the all-encompassing myth of the “strong black woman,” those paper-thin characterizations fail to represent real women in all their complexity and vulnerability.

Despite the monolithic representations that appear so often in TV series, advertisements, films and the imaginations of those who digest them, artists have long worked to provide images that speak to the depth and sweet fallibility of all human beings ― black women included.

An exhibition at the Alexandria Museum of Art, titled “Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women,” deconstructs the limiting categorizations mainstream culture allows black women. The artists on view reveal the shoddy nature…

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2 thoughts on “Black Female Artists Tackle The Dangerous Stereotypes That Have Never Defined Them

    1. Wonderful!! What an excellent opportunity!! Hopefully more women artists of all races, ethnic groups and cultures will receive more recognition. Thanks for reading and commenting. ❤

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