Why The Black Woman Aesthetic?
Artist Nikki Brooks’ artwork focuses on topics such as race, gender and social justice. Wanting to create an artwork that captured the stories and voices of black women The Black Woman Aesthetic (B.W.A) was born. B.W.A is a seasonal podcast that she co-host with her wife Amena. B.W.A. examines the representation of black female bodies in art and culture. It captures the stories of black women in a sound collage that showcases our power and what equity and justice look like for black women in the US. Through discussions about the complex intersections of our race, gender identity, class, sexual orientation and faith each guest’s story will serve as a brush stroke that affirms our experiences and lets us know that we are not alone.