Saturday, May 8, 2010

Summer for the Sistas--we need some QBG help!

I have decided to create a project this summer called “Summer for the Sistas.” Which is a subversive project to the rampant flyers around Philadelphia that portray Black Women on party flyers and reaffirms the image of the transparent Black Woman: always half-naked in a submissive pose with disjointed and fragmented body parts. Once again, Black Women’s’ bodies are portrayed as hot commodities and expendable for promotion.

My project, will serve as a need to de-center these damaging images and map out novel ones and compelling words that are dissident to our existence as Black Women. This project will include [love] messages on the same type of glossy cards that we see these parties advertised on, instead, our cards will be a counter-hegemonic response to those and expound on love, beauty, self-respect, and acknowledgment through messages written by Sistas, for Sistas. Showing that Black Women can be subversive, intervene and transformative to other Black Women.

My hope is that these messages will allow Black Women in Philly to start interrogating those old images and more importantly, I would like for the Black Women in Philly to have something presented to them that will make them just feel good by these messages and soothing to the ethereal.

At this point, we have the messages either written or are being written (six different versions). Now, we need money to pay for a graphic designer and to print them off. Would any QBGS be willing to donate any money to the project or lend any of their graphic design skills to us?

It will be greatly appreciated. You can contact me at
Here is the link to our pay pal account:¤cy_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHosted

Thank you,
---Iresha Picot

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