“...With her portraits, she focuses intimately on the intersection of women and the significance of encountering one another. Her process of creating is done in hopeful, clumsy defiance of a culture of rampant dehumanization.”This is how Artist and Painter Erica Elan Ciganek is described on the Arts Council for Long Beach, California’s website.

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In July, Pinterest created a list on their daily inspiration page of Black artists and creators to look out for. Among the list of artists, there was a photographer who took her still images and added on different materials like gold. The picture posted to Pinterest was of a young Black girl from  “The Redemption” collection by Photographer Tawny Chatmon, in which the girl had unapologetically natural hair with extra elements to essentiate her beauty. 

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As heavy rock instrumentals start in the background, the music video begins with the frontman falling backward while the rest of the band rocks out in slow motion. The heavy guitar and drum get your blood pumping and your body moving to the beat. The song “Two-Way Mirror” goes along with the angst of rock in which UK rock band Loathe says in their lyrics: 

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

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