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    Vol. iii

    Returning Home

    — vol. iii



    From which we came and how we have kept ourselves grounded.

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    Roots

    Visual · June 24, 2018

    Black Sand Series



    The Black Sand series explores visual narratives and landscapes within Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenada documented through the travels of artist, Laura Alston. Through design, photography and collage, Laura converges her experiences on the four Caribbean islands to relate to her family’s heritage and journey to the US.



    Indian Bay Beach



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    Laura Alston

    Laura Alston is a New York based multidisciplinary artist best known for her photography and creative direction. Her work centers race and identity, and engages with themes of self-care and introspection. By translating her interest of nature, travel & artistic exploration, Laura aims to create pieces that prompt reflection, a moment of stillness, and that celebrate unsung narratives.



    This story is part of Returning Home, a theme that the Black Girl Magik collective explored and invited the community to investigate with us through a practice of communal healing and coalition building.

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

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    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

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