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From Crazy to Conscious: The Makings of Black Womynhood

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Photo-Journal: The Process 

This photo journal is very much a self reflection. I wanted to explore the theme of black womynhood, with an emphasis on the idea of crazy, inexplicable feelings leading to a conscious and political statement.

I took all of the images myself. I also edited them and curated them. I also designed the layout of the photo journal.

As for the process for choosing the text, I drew from readings (Beloved, bell hooks conversation) we had in class as well as in class conversations (intersectionality, love, and my bringing womanism to the classroom dynamic). I also used my personal writing and one of my favorite books, The Autobiography of Assata Shakur. 

The journal is attached below as a PDF.

Also, here is a link to the online book! The PDF looks great, but the online book gives a fuller effect.


PDF icon FROM CRAZY TO CONSCIOUS - yea.pdf17.54 MB


calamityschild's picture

this is stunningly lovely. the photography is gorgeous and the words are just as beautiful. luminous, warm, aglow with love. thank you for sharing this alliyah!

abby rose's picture

this work is so beautiful. thank you for being here and sharing your world. all love !

hannah's picture

this is incredibly beautiful. thank you for your words and your work and your love and your light, alliyah -- you are such a gift. <3