The Self-Care Exhibit: A Word & Image Act of Self-Preservation & Political Warfare
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.
Learn more about The Beautiful Project at thebeautifulproject.org.