Black is Beautiful

We photographed African-American students at the University of California, Irvine asking them to share their lived experiences of being black women, and speak about what being black means to them. This is a project is about empowerment, self-love, and identity. These are the stories of young black women navigating their blackness in a college space.

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Ari

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Janine

Inland Empire, CA

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Jasmine

Moreno Valley, CA

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Juliette

San Bernardino, CA

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Kelly

Berkeley, CA

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Mazuengele

Bakersfield, CA