Lip injections, hip and butt injection, cornrows, tanning — all of these things are becoming increasingly popular among non-black American women. And yet black women, who naturally carry features like full lips, wide hips, round bottoms, kinky hair and dark skin, are seen as least desirable in American society.
To visualize this dissonance, creative director Imani Love partnered with Chicago photographer Daniel Stewart for a stunning photo series titled Erosion. Love also models for the series, which is explained on Stewart’s website;
“Black women are so often shamed and penalized for the same physical attributes that are then praised, and made trendy for white women. This project is meant to capture the black woman’s experience as a hypersexualized being, who’s [sic] body is constantly appropriated in white society.”
Stunning. Ladies, what are your thoughts?
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