Titled "The Black Venus Breaking Her Silence" was based on the essay "The transformation of Silence into Language and Action" by Audre Lorde. I got inspired by the message of death being the ultimate silence and how breaking this silence can be a source of power and how this can help with overcoming your fears. How it gives you the opportunity to keep hold of your sense of individuality and can form connection with others. So of course I had to put the Black Venus in the spotlight once more.
She made her debut in my first short at the beginning of this summer titled “Birth of the Black Venus”, based on the first chapter of Sabrina Strings - Fear of the Black Body. In this piece I briefly touch on the subject regarding the dangers of underrepresentation and of African Diaspora throughout history.
Here she gets the opportunity to break free form her fear of death and finds the courage to make her existence known.