"Every truth agrees with every other truth." — Unknown
Writer and creative entrepreneur living and creating in the South. Ashley is a mixed media artist by way of handcrafted weavings, floral, woven, and braided masks and a photographer by way of life. Her work offers a perspective into the personal study of popular culture, African American femininity, Southern identity, and the timeless practice of black hair.
To say we had an eventful Sunday is the understatement of the century! Yeah, sure we're supposed to be acknowledging self-care on the day of rest, but as my first solo show creeps in, rest is few and far between!
Hi there CRWN fam,
Last Sunday was quite a relaxing!
If you've been following along you know that I've been planning for my first solo show titled Reach: a exhibition on hair identity and Southern womanhood.
On April 6, I did my first CRWN takeover walking the Instababes through my day! Each Spring I add a new session or two to my series titled Floral Portraits: a collection of masks made from the blooms of flower-bearing trees. Throughout the day we scouted Tulip Mangnolias, Cherry Blossoms, Wisteria and talked about the distinction between quite a few florals!
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The Love Issue — 156 pages of the realest Black women talking about the realest shit.
Writer Akwaeke Emezi and Photographer Yagazie Emez. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, February 2018
Black women successfully demanded the removal of Central Park's statue of J. Marion Sims.