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We Sing a Black Girl's Song
SIZE: 10" tall x 13" wide
Cover image photograph © Danielle Nolen
I Love You Over...And Over, 2020
We Sing A Black Girl's Song is "a collective visual response to Sophia Nahli Allison's documentary film "A Love Song for Latasha."" The curators are Scheherazade Tillet and Leah Gipson. The designers is Michele Y. Washington for Washington Design, 2021. This book was produced in partnership with Netflix.
The A Long Walk Home arts organization started Girl/Friends in 2009, an institute that centers the leadership, experience, and creative visions of Black girls and young women. This book contains the photography, poetry, and creative writing of a select group of Girl/Friends. Their work documents their lives and responds to Allison's film by creating their own love song to Latasha.
A Long Walk Home
While planning this exhibition, Andrea Bowers met with the Teen Creative Agency (TCA), the MCA’s cultural leadership program for Chicago teens. She invited them to offer a gallery space to meet important activists working in Chicago today. TCA chose an organization called A Long Walk Home, and to bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered Black young women and girls. A Long Walk Home is a national, Chicago-based art organization that advocates for racial and gender equity and an end to violence against all women and girls. Within the Andrea Bowers exhibition, A Long Walk Home is presenting The Black Girlhood Altar, a sacred site assembled by Black girls in Chicago for Black girls and young women who have gone missing or been murdered.
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