You might feel sad, frustrated, or angry– but understand that your feelings do not change the experiences of Black womxn. In fact, your overwhelming guilt harms Black womxn because you to fail to act when Black womxn need you most.
Intersectionality is a term meant to describe intersecting marginalized identities, not just two identities that intersect. Understand that all of the issues presented to you today– also involve you. Gaze, control, savior, (d)anger, burden, liberation– you are a contributor to each of these concepts. Seek to understand if you perpetuate the harm or find ways to remove and prevent it.
Your call to action throughout this exhibition is to accept the facts presented before you. These experiences are not left up to your “interpretation” of art– I make that very clear in the descriptions of each piece, so read them. Your call to action after the exhibition is to show up for Black womxn, open your mouth when you see a Black womxn being harmed, use your power to enact change, and fight for the liberation of Black womxn.