The Self-Care Exhibit: A Word & Image Act of Self-Preservation & Political Warfare

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
By The Beautiful Project
Juanita Kreps Gallery, Center for Documentary Studies

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. —Audre Lorde, poet, scholar, feminist, and activist

Durham, North Carolina–based nonprofit The Beautiful Project (TBP) uses photography and reflective workshops to give black girls an opportunity to confront and critique positive and negative portrayals of themselves and black women in the media and in their day to day experiences. Inspired by the writings of Audre Lorde, Team TBP initiated The Self-Care Exhibit by asking the women in their lives to share their own personal definitions of self-care. The resulting photographic portraits, quotes, and interactive reflections showcase how black women of different ages and walks of life conceptualize, practice, and struggle with self-care.

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