Privilege is an Inheritance, Inheritance is a Privilege
Women’s textiles and hair each embody a balance of protection and adornment, forming our exquisite armour. With this series, I am considering the tension between internalized female oppression and inheritance of privilege, calling in seven generations of my matrilineage.
I interlace braided hair with my personal heirlooms, as altars to my historical and imagined heritage. My work proposes the braid as a ritual passed down through generations, and a cross-cultural symbol weaving together the past, present and future.