The genesis of a groundbreaking display of both art and agency.
We employ blackout poetry - a genre of our craft in which words are omitted or reformed within a primary source text so that both a poem and an illustration might emerge - as a tool of deconstructing racist rhetoric and derogatory prose used to misinterpret and denigrate the Black experience.
We believe in the power of the spoken and written word to shape minds that interpret the shape of reality. We take up the mantle of revisiting and revising the language of past and present white supremacist power structures so words given to describe Blackness are commanded by none other than those chosen to carry it.
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