Black Herstory Month 2021 Photo Series

Les Voix AmplifIées des Femmes Noires

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"Les Voix Amplifiées des Femmes Noires" is a photo series created for Black History Month 2021 in honour of the Black lives lost in 2020. This series is a celebration of Black women’s bodies and pays homage to the Black Lives Matter movement which is dedicated to fighting racism and police brutality against Black people. Each of the model’s responses and words highlighted on their bodies were words chosen by themselves expressing their feelings of value and self-worth.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Canada
Meika
OCCUPATION
Singer
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Tell us something about yourself that most people may not know of...
I was extremely shy as a child.
Tell us a quote, statement or thought that has gotten you through challenging times...
The best revenge is a good life.
As a black womxn, if you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
It's not up to you to tone yourself down, you're not too much. Let others catch up to you if or when they can.
Finish this sentence. "The most important thing I learned in 2020 was..."
There is no greater comfort than a warm, tight-knit community.
Project Femme Noire
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Canada
Marly
OCCUPATION
University Student
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Tell us something about yourself that most people may not know of...
I speak 5 languages.
Tell us a quote, statement or thought that has gotten you through challenging times...
"When we have a genuine sense that, no matter how difficult our present circumstances, we are not alone—that we are vitally connected with others and with the world—we will, without fail, rise up to the challenge of living again." - Daisaku Ikeda
As a black womxn, if you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
As a black woman, remember that you are never doing too much. Believe in yourself and be proud of who you are, your complexion to accomplish your goals. You are, and will always be your greatest investment.
Finish this sentence. "The most important thing I learned in 2020 was..."
An opportunity to make me learn to choose myself and to focus on a mindset that would make me happy as well as proud for the rest of my life.
Project Femme Noire
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Haiti
Cam
OCCUPATION
Project officer and event planner
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Tell us something about yourself that most people may not know of...
Resilience is my biggest strength.
Tell us a quote, statement or thought that has gotten you through challenging times...
No matter what's going on keep pushing keep husting you thrive more than you think.
As a black womxn, if you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
Do not ever doubt your worth.
Finish this sentence. "The most important thing I learned in 2020 was..."
Believe in myself no matter what.
Project Femme Noire
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Burundi
Plaquie
OCCUPATION
Hairstylist/Artist/Afroprenor
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Tell us something about yourself that most people may not know of...
I overthink too much.
Tell us a quote, statement or thought that has gotten you through challenging times...
May be you can’t control the situation but you still can control your reaction. Stay calm. Keep going. Rest, if you need.
As a black womxn, if you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to expose your melanin to the world. There’s too much magic brewing in this skin for you to keep to yourself!
Finish this sentence. "The most important thing I learned in 2020 was..."
I am my own and that’s enough to live in this body and to walk my truth.
Project Femme Noire
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Canada
Valérie
OCCUPATION
Singer, song writer, activist and mother
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Tell us something about yourself that most people may not know of...
I like exploring the streets with power and I love the solitude, it allows me to hear myself thinking. I philosophize in my spare time and I admit that it is exhausting. I love projects that are atypical and self-generating of happiness and awareness.
Tell us a quote, statement or thought that has gotten you through challenging times...
The colors of my skin and my gender all together.
As a black womxn, if you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?
Be strong, be kind love yourself and others, choose your friends don't let them choose you. Take your time and undergo any projects you feel it's ok and don't forget to ask for help, you can not succeed alone. Try as much as thing as you need and can. And most of all, you already know what you want don't let anything disregard you from you objective point. You may not realize and complete the project now or right away but you will eventually because you already Knew from the start what you want to achieve in Life.
Finish this sentence. "The most important thing I learned in 2020 was..."
I am able to not constantly doubt myself.
Project Femme Noire