Umbra is dedicated to your existence and your experiences.
Far too often, you are overlooked, ignored, and interrupted. It is my hope that in this exhibit you feel centered, validated, and heard.
Intersectionality has been co-opted by the ignorant and privileged. In reality, intersectionality was created in response to the unique racist, sexist, and classist experiences that you go through everyday. Whether it be the racial gaze and awe of your magic, adultification bias, police brutality, sexism within religious institutions, feeling the obligation to save everyone but yourself, apologizing for the guilt and fragility of White women, dying at the hands of biased doctors, being angry (and rightfully so), fighting so hard you have nothing left to give, or fixing this horrible world you didn’t even create– YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE REAL. Even though this system was created to erase your existence, you are seen.
Your call to action throughout this show, beautiful Black womxn, is to breathe deeply, smile big, cry when needed, and write about your experiences. Your call to action after this exhibit is to breathe deeply, smile big, cry when needed, and find joy.
You deserve joy Black womxn.