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Canvas, Acrylic Paint, Water Wave Freestress Hair, Gold, Spray Paint, Leather, Chains

5.5' X 7.5'

IT'S GIVING represents the bias and discrimination African American women endure due to their natural hairstyles from white people. Stereotypes such as "to hood" or "to ghetto" said by white people can quickly change how African American women are treated and viewed in the world. Features such as natural hair on African American women could be viewed as "untamed" or "unprofessional", and a bright nail color could be viewed as "trashy" but those features should not cause African American women to be looked at as less when compared to the appearance of the "professional" white women.  

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Natalya Spinks wearing her own custom painted leather jacket at exhibition to match her piece.  

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