So what happens when you feel like your own authenticity is judged? Do you continue to live your life or do you stop and wonder if there is something you should be doing differently?
This project, the 100 Black Females Project is about what it means to be a Black woman or girl today. Unfortunately women of color deal with different levels of racism on a daily existence. From the office, the gym, neighborhood, school and the entertainment business. Comments of how articulate someone speaks to how they choose to wear their hair, can make one feel judged and wonder why their own identity is being challenged or scrutinized.
I created this project to grow a sense of community. Not only for myself to connect with other women of color, but for all to feel that they belong. It is an ongoing conversation and education. It is to reach other black women and girls and letting them know that their story, thoughts, and experiences matter. I believe it is important for all people to read these stories so they can directly relate or grow a larger sense of understanding.
Shayla Hunter is a brand strategist and illustrator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her graduate degree in a Masters in Branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Interested in being a part of the 100 Black Females Project? Be a part of the conversation and the change.
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