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I Am Your Sister


"I Am Your Sister" is a photo essay portraying regal women of color in elegant headpieces designed by Ana Agüero Jahannes that draw on many rich histories of cultural pride. While each queen maintains her own glorious uniqueness, altogether they embody a large community of intersecting identities that share perspectives in the struggles against patriarchy, heterosexism, homophobia, racism and other forms of oppression. The title of the exhibit comes from an essay by Black lesbian writer, Audre Lorde; it is a declaration of sisterhood across all our varied intricacies. We don’t have energy to waste on negativity. Our barriers lie not in our differences, but in our willingness to see our common struggles, and ourselves in each other. "I Am Your Sister" joins a larger movement of women of color who are active participants in organizing to create a world where our differences are our strengths.

The exhibit consists of twelve 18" by 24" color archival prints. Headpieces were created by Jahannes using everyday materials belonging to the artist including pants, belts, scarves, napkins, necklaces, leather and chains.


Publicity for "I Am Your Sister"


Cynthia

Tracy

Lauren

Maya

Dionne

Niavona

Dhymond

Armelle

Kayla

Shabnam

Nia

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