The concept of this shoot derives from the term 'Double Consciousness' coined in W.E.B. Du Bois' THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK. It looks at how we, black women - the 'other' - are forced to look at ourselves through the eyes of mainstream society and negotiate with this gaze within ourselves - continuously looking for self-understanding and inner peace. We are in a never-ending, historical dance - vulnerable, protective, threatening...but with the company of one another, of black female/femme community, we begin to take back our control, to rest, even for a moment, in each other's gaze. We begin to relax among ourselves, among the company of our sisters."