I Hold My Own Hands

As black women, we are always meant to function within a ‘Strong Black Woman’ trope, one that positions us as indestructible and unfazed to carrying the world’s burdens. For us to hold our own hands speaks on our perceived independence, but also touches on how supportive it is to be comforted by other black women. We create our own support systems where we are allowed to be vulnerable and tired.

Photographer: Laura AlstonStylist: VintingsModels: Zainab Aina & Naomi Avery