by Azarra Amoy
Mental Health is still a fraught and complicated subject for Black and Afro-descended communities all over the world.
In “Unmasked Women,” a group exhibition curated by Nicole Crentsil, Black woman artists tackle the subject of mental health in the Black British community head on.
Crentsil spoke of her own mental health struggles as a child.
“I too found it hard to talk about my own issues,” she told BuzzFeed News. “Being turned away by local authorities, public services, even friends and family who didn’t understand what I was going through ― I simply don’t want that to happen to anyone.”
Crentsil, along with the other creators behind “Unmasked Women,” hope that the ongoing project will spark a new dialogue about mental health, while highlighting the work of talented artists of color.
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