Collaborative series with Rhonda Mitchell
Photos by Dawn K.
What does sisterhood mean to you?
Sisterhood manifests itself in many ways. I believe sisterhood means consistently lifting each other up through hard times, unapologetically loving on one another & holding each other accountable.
What is special to you in the place you chose to photograph?
I love coming to this park to clear my mind.
If you could tell your younger self anything about sisterhood what would it
Having the right type of friends is literally life and death. Choose wisely.
‘Loved Ones’ is a continuous collaborative series with Tampa based Baker, Dawn of Alevri Life. We are actively choosing to honor the birthdays of black and brown people that we have loss due to the senseless injustices in America.
Emmett Till was accused of flirting with or whistling at a white woman. Till’s brief interaction with this woman violated the conduct for a black male interacting with a white woman in the Jim Crow South. Several nights after the store incident, the woman’s husband and his half-brother went armed to Till’s great-uncle’s house and abducted the boy. They took him away, beat and mutilated him before shooting him in the head and sinking his body in the Tallahatchie River. Three days later, Till’s body was discovered and retrieved from the river.
July 25th, 2018
Emmett Till would have been 77 years old today.