WE, AS OURSELVES
Narratives are the stories we tell ourselves, the stories that shape our relationship with one another and shape our culture. We, As Ourselves, a new initiative launched by The ‘Me Too’ Movement, National Women’s Law Center, and TIME’S UP Foundation aims to reshape the narrative around sexual violence and its impact on Black survivors.
As part of this long-term culture change work, We, As Ourselves has partnered with The Center for Cultural Power to work with Black women and femme survivors and artists to upend historical and cultural myths that harm and silence Black survivors and create the conditions where the stories of Black survivors can be heard, believed, and supported.
Over the past few weeks, We, As Ourselves and the Center for Cultural Power have unveiled a series of narrative-driven works created by five artists: LeahAnn “Lafemmebear” Mitchell, Mercy Thozokane Minah, Regina Evans, LySaundra Campbell and Kaila Cherry. These pieces lift up themes of ancestral connection, moving beyond binaries, expanding justice, joy and telling their stories on their own terms
All artists' stories are available now: