afropunk black genius: vans bhm with sydeny james

February 26, 2021
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Sydney James @sydneygjames, an artist who honors the Blackness of Detroit and the indomitable spirit of Black women in her work. Not wanting the stories of Black women to go unheard, Sydney makes Black women the focus of her work. Seeing the ways in which Black women lost to police brutality were overshadowed, Sydney pulled from her own experiences of womanhood and that of the women her family to inspire and uplift Black womanhood in all its forms. Her paintings pay homage to the everyday Black women who are forces of nature and worthy of memorial. Check out Sydney in this episode of the AFROPUNK series: Black Genius powered by @vans #AFROPUNKblackgenius.