IDEALIST IDENTITY: AN EXPLORATION OF RACE AND GENDER
This capstone highlights the history of racialized misogyny that Black women have endured as a result of their intersectional identities and acknowledging beauty, strength and individuality through theoretical and anecdotal discourse. Diving into public perception and the way that Black women are represented and misrepresented in visual culture; Idealist Identity is a journal of transparency, community and innovation that aims to move the conversation of authentic representation forward.
|Idealist Identity began as a way of exploring a topic that I identify with and feel passionate about, and through the process, I was able to include my peers and create an open dialogue around our shared observations and experiences. This project opened my eyes to the history and theory behind the way we view the world and experience visual culture. Thank you to all of those who participated by sharing your personal experiences, your honesty and transparency is valuable and inspiring. I hope to produce more publications in the future and continue to create the representation that the industry needs for Black women and the Black community as a whole.|