Miranda Barnes is a Caribbean-American photographer and native New Yorker. She is currently attending John Jay College in New York City pursuing a BA in Humanities and Justice with a Minor in Art. Barnes grow up in Brooklyn but she went to high school in long Island. she always wanted to be on the right of history and be a champion of people right's. The photo series focuses in black females twins which represents challenges traditional representation of family and race in America. She found the need to challenge mistake of people of color in America, and particularly she like to highlight themes of friendship and sisterhood in black communities. She is always fascinated about the bond between twins, and she uses her family as part of it. And as she says'' I was never able to photograph my grandmother and my great aunt Jean together, this project is inspired by the few pictures we have of the two of them together and the feelings of love and sisterhood they imparted in me.
It's about blame, skin privileges, and parenting. In 'Sweetness,' Morrison manages to position race and skin color on a spectrum. Though Sweetness is African-American, when she sees her baby's dark skin, she feels that something is "wrong , really wrong." The baby embarrasses her. Sweetness is seized with a desire to fold Lula Ann with a blanket, " and she finds some "witchy" about the child's eyes. She distances herself from the child by telling Lula Ann to refer to her as "Sweetness" rather than "Mama." Lula Ann's dark skin color destroys her parents' marriage. Her father is convinced that his wife must have had an affair; she responds by saying that the dark skin must come from his side of the family. Members of Sweetness's family have always been so pale-skinned that many of them have chosen to "pass" for white, in some cases cutting off all contact with their family members to do so. Before the reader really has a chance to be appalled at the values here, Morrison employs second-person to cut such thoughts short.
In the poem Maya Angelou speak as a self confident women she wants to know the world what makes her beautiful and she expresses in different ways. she used stereotypes to defies how woman are often faced today. she faced discrimination and was aware how people look at her and in the poem she shows that she is proud of her hips which other women is not proud of and they don't think they are beautiful with those hips. and in the last stanza the poem repeated itself I think it means that Maya express herself as women that is beautiful and smart and that she is phenomenal
from the first lyrics that Beyonce sings'' tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder tell the storm I am new. From the lyrics I thinks she is trying to say that ''The “thunder” and “storm” may represent the pain of deception and infidelity in families and especially marriages—that personal narrative is the driving force of Lemonade. Here, the storm and thunder also represent the cloud of racial oppression that has hung over African Americans since times of slavery. And as she goes on in the chorus she saying that The “thunder” and “storm” may represent the pain of deception and infidelity in families and especially marriages—that personal narrative is the driving force of Lemonade. Here, the storm and thunder also represent the cloud of racial oppression that has hung over African Americans since times of slavery. And also In the video for “Freedom,” the mothers of black men who died at police hands join with young black women who’ve been ridiculed for their appearance or their politics. Beyonce unites them to say that black women will be the makers of their own liberation. and as she says: Hey! I'ma keep running Cause a winner don't quit on themselves. I think it means that These lyrics speak explicitly to black women—strength and perseverance are major themes on LEMONADE. Just as Beyoncé isn’t quitting on her marriage and surrendering to her partners infidelity, the women of the Black Lives Matter movement won’t give up the fight for justice and equality because that would be quitting on themselves.
Despite the fact that many of us judge others based on their outward appearance, no one should be defined at all by their physical features; they mean nothing in regards to what lies within a person’s heart, mind, and soul. The true essence of beauty is within.. In the early ages hair was very important and also in different countries hair could signify age, occupation, or even mood. washing and styling hair was very important. if your hair would look messy it would signify madness. Also one of the many cruel indignities that slaves suffered in the new world. this was meant to erase slaves identity and culture. If the white woman wouldn't like their slaves which are white females they would tell them to to cut their hair off. As particular hair is everything for female and I think they would change it every time they wanted they can change they started to change their hair but at the end anything is hair is symbolic and I think hair is important and matters a lot.
Maya Angelou use the bird in caged as a metaphor because I think she uses to trying to say that the bird was trying to get but the bird had to try a lot of times. she was not significantly heard, I say that because she thought her voice was not heard because the skin of her color, she was still experiencing slavery as she thought.African American people were free people she felt that Black American did not feel free at all. I think that the theme of the "I know why the caged bird sings is Hope. Maya write a story that people can relate and is able to give other their own voices. aAnd the book I think she trying to say what is keeping out for her own freedom. Anytime these forces keep pushing her down she find a way to fight them back.