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Profile Noire

“Intentional”

“Loyal”

“Thankful”

~ Dominique C.

“Flawed”

“Resilient”

“Fierce”

“First of all, I gasped because I could not believe the images were me. I saw a beautiful woman who for so many years struggled with whether I was ‘pretty’ I looked at those images and saw a beauty I always wanted to be. I felt beautiful and knew that others would see the beauty of the images.”

~ Kendra B.

 

“Spiritual”

“Supportive”

“Faithful”

“I felt like something deep inside of me pushed through to the surface. That fierce woman began to shine through! We all have that queen inside of us but we don’t always see it. Others do see it and they are often uncomfortable with what they see in us. That is why they try to discourage, disrespect and marginalize us. I’m going to put that photo on my vision board to remind me that I am fearfully and wonderfully made! I want that queen to always shine through! I felt strong, powerful and confident. I felt like a queen! When I put on my mother’s dress (she passed away 3 years ago), I knew I was nailing it! It was a tribute to her- the original Diva. I loved it!”

~ Sonya S.

“Purposeful”

“Driven”

“Thoughtful”

~ Andrea C.

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“Blessed”

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“Happy”

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“Resilient”

~ Jarrai S.

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“Vivacious”

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“Sensual”

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“Extraordinary”

~ Tiffany S.

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“Trailblazer”

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“Audacious”

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“Jesus”

~ Doña M.

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“Strong”

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“Audacity”

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“Resilient”

“I saw a beautiful black woman with an intense presence…and I was proud that she was me.  My confidence fails me all too often then I’d really like to admit.  So seeing the visual representation of how I present to the world, when I often don’t feel like that, was a powerful reminder to keep my head up.  I felt strong, powerful, and beautiful through it all.”

~ Shanice M.

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“Dynamic”

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“Joy”

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“Knowledgeable”

~ Christina H.

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“Ever-Evolving”

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“Gratitude”

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“Leader”

~ Comelia S.

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“Resilient”

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“Kind”

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“Faith”

“I saw a queen. The music, the calm vibe in the room, the studio decor, the time in the makeup chair, the overall pride in taking part of an experience with, for, and by black women, was just fabulous.”

~ Monica O.

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“Serious”

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“Vulnerable”

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“Evolution”

~ Ria W.

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“Gratitude”

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“Passionate”

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“Bold”

~ Jasmine C.

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“Calm”

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“Strength”

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“Mysterious”

“I saw a beautiful black woman that gave off a slightly mysterious vibe.”

~ LeAnn H.

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“Blessings”

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“Creative”

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“Natural”

~ Navisa H.

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“Introvert”

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“Extrovert”

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“Trina”

~ Danielle B.

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“Supportive”

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“Vivacious”

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“Now!”

“Me. It’s a more raw image of me than I’m used to seeing, hair back, shoulders out, nude make-up. Vulnerable.  I typically wear my hair differently.  It’s usually big, or long, or braided.  My portrait session was scheduled for a day after I returned from vacation, so I still had my hair in a bun/ponytail/a mess.  My photos are not the imagine of me that I usually present to the world. I’ve had several people say, “That doesn’t look like you” – which I like.  Through a little self-work (and therapy), I’m learning to be less guarded and sharing more of myself.  These images make me feel authentic.”

~ Andrea H.

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“Humble”

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“Loyal”

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“Fortitude”

~ Lakeecia R.

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“Phenomenal”

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“Faith”

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“Unbreakable”

~ Krystle L.

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“Determined”

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“Joy”

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“Faith”

~ Shelia P.

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“Unstoppable”

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“Fierce”

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“Advocate”

~ Temi B.

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“Organized”

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“Together”

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“Execute”

“I didn’t see the flaws that I normally see in my profile. I saw evolution of self love.”

~ Tyann D.

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“Redeemed”

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“Advocate”

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“Love”

~ Lakeila S.

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“Seeker”

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“Genuine”

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“Courage”

~ Tiffany C.

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“Awkward”

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“Truth”

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“Strong”

~ Jasmine D.

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“Relentless”

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“Activist”

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“Passionate”

“Unrealized power. Proud and honored. I felt like I was seen and desired the same for other black women.”

~ Amber I.

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“Intuitive”

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“Creative”

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“Empower”

~ Tracey C.

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“Deliberate”

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“Namaste”

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“Doubtful”

~ Candice M.

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“Gynocentricity”

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“Limitless”

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“Fearless”

~ Iyalosa Osunyemi Akalatunde

“Faith”

“Faith”

“Faith”

~ Patricia P.

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“Dedicated”

“Beautiful”

“Action”

~ Margaret F.

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“Faith”

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“Confident”

“Loyal”

~ Lauryn P.

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“Perseverance”

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“Conquer”

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“Ambitious”

~ Jehan D.

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“Persistant”

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“Brave”

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“Bold”

~ Angela S.

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“Warrior”

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“Conquer”

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“Subdued”

~ Kaylisha V.

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“Jesus”

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“Beautiful”

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“Worthy”

~ Alkeyvia W.

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“Loyal”

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“Love”

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“Powerful”

“I saw ME. I saw my journey of self-discovery and love and I was so pleased. felt beautiful, I felt alive, and I felt a little shocked. I honestly couldn’t believe that I could look that way. I always thought of myself as cute or pretty but seeing those photos just showed me another dimension of myself. I felt nervous and determined. I had been putting a “photoshoot” off for so long because I just didn’t feel “ready”. I wanted my body a certain way, my hair a certain way, and my beauty to be portrayed a certain way. But I started this journey of self-love and acceptance and part of that was acknowledging that the work I was doing on the journey was just as important as the result. These photos came right in the middle of that journey when I still wasn’t at goal but I wanted to celebrate the progress that I’d made.”

~ Brittany M.

Tracie Andrews

“Perceptive”

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“Present”

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“Resolute”

~ Tracie A.

“Passionate”

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“Fierce”

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“Grace”

~ Cortavia F.

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“Fortitude”

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“Tenacious”

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“Resilient”

~ Michelle A.

Nadine Eads

“Strong”

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“Humorous”

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“Jesus”

~ Nadine E.

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“Determined”

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“Love”

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“Focused”

“When I saw my images for the first time, I saw the strength, beauty, and intelligence of all of my ancestors reflecting back to me. I saw the sacrifices that my ancestors made for me to be the woman of color I am today. When I saw my images for the first time, I felt proud of the project that Rhonisha allowed me to be a part of and I felt absolutely beautiful.”

~ Daphne K.

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“Wise”

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“Fierce”

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“Stillness”

~ Lisa W.

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“Independent”

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“Loyal”

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“Reliable”

“A phenomenal woman of beauty. I was in awe, especially since I am of a darker hue.”

~ LaSonya C.

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“Evolving”

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“Supportive”

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“Vigilance”

~ Sharon A.

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“Destiny”

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“Strong”

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“Imperfect”

~ Karlyn B.

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“Heartful”

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“Loyal”

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“Faith”

~ Mia D.

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“Unbreakable”

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“Freedom”

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“Loyal”

~ Teree H.

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“Disciplined”

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“Grounded”

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“Self-Assured”

~ Stephanie S.

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“Unworthy”

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“Prismatic”

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“God”

~ Hilari Y.

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“Driven”

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“Strength”

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“Dedicated”

“When I saw my portrait for the first time, my breath was taken away. I couldn’t believe how powerful, strong and gentle I looked. I was blessed that the vision I had of taking a head-shot only photo captured me without assets of my body needed to dominate the photo. It’s something I want my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to remember me by.

Seeing my images for the first time made me feel empowered and confident to be young and black in America.”

~ Sheri C.

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“Kindness”

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“Thriving”

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“Funny”

~ Ramona L.

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