Notions of Beauty: Fear the Gaze

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Notions of Beauty: Fear the Gaze


black women and self-recovery by bell hooks
In a revolutionary manner, black women have utilized mass media (writing, film video, art, etc.) to offer radically different images of themselves. These actions have been an intervention. We have also dared to move out of our "place" (that is away from the bottom of everything, the place this society often suggest we should reside). Moving oursleves from manipulate objects to self-employed subjects, black women have by necessity threated the status quo.

The Oppositional Gaze by bell hooks
By courageously look, we defiantly declared: "Not only will I share? I want my look to change reality." Even in the worse circumstances of domination, the ability to manipulate one's gaze in the face of structures of domination that would contain it, opens up the possibility of agency.


Malaya Wright

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Collage and Mixed Media on Canvas

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36x18 inches


Malaya Wright, “Notions of Beauty: Fear the Gaze,” Feminist Expressions in Action!: An Exhibition by Malaya Wright, accessed May 28, 2024,

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