As a child, race and ethnicity were issues far removed from my mind. It wasn’t until my teen years that I realized that having a white mother and a black father meant that I was right at the center of two different spheres racially, and because of their different cultural backgrounds, also ethnically. The older I got, the more I realized that the importance of race was more prominent than what I’d initially thought.
Curated by Girls is a Berlin based art collective that seeks to challenge the contemporary stigmas surrounding womanhood. Curated by Girls aims to destabilize the norm by showing us a new femininity, fused with progressive ideals and new imaginaries.
With the rise of the internet came the dawn of self-discovery, and I learned of people who did not conform to the gender binary. Still, they – we – are very much caught between a rock and a hard place. To conform, and to live our lives according to who we truly are.