I created this piece after meeting a young lady named Daja. She talked about African culture and the terms and slangs that have hurt their culture and pride. Deja's family ancestors were slaves that escaped on the underground railroad to live a better life. I wanted to take those terms and showcase that although there is beauty in African American culture, these terms can still be hurtful to their pride. This piece was made during the BLM movement.
This piece is a framed artwork. It is made with vellum, permanent ink, newsprint, magazine, and dictionary terms and slangs for African Americans.