"I'm a strong Black woman. And I cannot be intimidated."
Maxine Waters
"Black Girls are Magic"
Cashawn Thompson
"...I insist on the right to criticize [America] perpetually"
James Baldwin

American Woman

a multimedia portrait and documentary series about Black American women by Creative Director and photographer sarah huny young

"I think any black woman is a queen. Do you see it in yourself?"
Ava DuVernay
"Black Girls, we just on another level"
"Put some colored girls in the MoMA"
"We are powerful because we have survived"
Audre Lorde


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Partial funding provided by The Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Grant: a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments
The Pittsburgh Foundation
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