Pretty Pretty 1 through Pretty Pretty 12, 2020–21. Cotton fabric and thread sewn onto canvas, 84 × 38 in. each. Photographs by Ian Rubenstein.

To the women in my life who have loved me unconditionally and supported me always—these works are in dedication to you.

To my mother and grandmother no longer here in the flesh—you will always carry on in my heart and through my work.

I am deeply honored to contribute to a movement of healing that has been cultivated through the immense and unwavering care of Black women globally. This work is how I express my gratitude for the networks of knowledge and support that we have created and maintained for one another. It is how I celebrate a journey of unlearning and relearning how to better love myself and those around me. I hope that when Black women and girls see my work, they see...

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