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Final Project: Painting, The Anonymous Woman

Throughout the course I had the pleasure of expanding my understanding of concepts pretraining to sex, sex stigmas, sex culture, and many other topics related to the body. In each class discussion I felt comfortable enough to listen and voice… Continue Reading →

Final Project: My Hair Is… Painting

My project is inspired by my studies this semester and all that I’ve learned about black hair. I’ve found out about a lot of discrimination and the culture appropriation thrown against black hair. Due to the norm of having a… Continue Reading →

The Obama’s National Portraits and Presidential Masculinity

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery recently unveiled the Obama’s portraits to much admiration and armchair amateur art criticism—of which I will now also participate. Queer Black artist Kehinde Wiley and Baltimore-based Maryland Institute College of Art alum Amy Sherald are… Continue Reading →

Painting: Bitch as a Category for Analysis

This painting, done by Kie’Auntae Parsons, explores the messages taught to girls and women by television, film, and social media, ultimately questioning: what power does the word bitch have over women, who defines it, and what does it mean when… Continue Reading →

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