When I was searching for paintings and sculptures of Black women I noticed that most of them had an unhappy or pained expression, a "strong" or determined look, their hair was covered, they were depicted as slaves or domestics, or they were "mammy" types of images. It's no wonder why these stereotypes still exist. Anything old depicted slaves, mammy types, or women with their hair covered. Modern paintings had women looking hard, determined, or pained! Why can't we be depicted as being happy, carefree, and content with our glorious hair?
|Woman in White by Boscoe Holder|
|Btianna McCarthy (why so sad looking?)|