The Missing Chapter Collective
Autograph Gallery, Group Show, 2016
My series ‘Neither here nor there’ is an exploration of how I am perceived and how I perceive myself.
I am concerned with the way that the marginalized are represented visually; whitewashed signifiers have a negative effect on us all. I am a mixed-race woman, from my experience I can say that most people recognize my blackness before my whiteness and even my gender. This gaze sparked off conflicting identity issues within me when I was a child, although I am still in the process of recovery, it is my aim to abolish my own social conditioning. I believe that in the pursuit of a better future, perosnaly, politically and creatively, change stems from within the chaos.