Sweet Shop Six focuses on uplifting the black female community (as a black woman myself) and the recognition of modern black storytelling. I do this in a unique kawaii, pastel tribute as a huge lover of Japanese fashion. For so long, it has been ‘acceptable’ for black women to not be the default, for them not to be the main character. Black people are demonised for archaic stereotypes (the jezebel, the black best friend, the angry black woman) whilst stolen from for cool new ‘trends’. My project focuses on black women reclaiming these features and turning them into superpowers. I created a group of six female superheroes and turned their stories into their superpowers.
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