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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.