WOMEN IN STRENGTH


There’s a strength that comes with being in a community. That is extremely vital when it’s a community of people that not only are similar to you but understand the struggles, hardships & triumphs you’ve experienced. In a society that has continued to degrade, dismiss, disrespect and simply overlook women, especially women of color, women have not only had enough of it but have taken the reigns of their own narrative.

WOMEN IN STRENGTH is a photo essay highlighting a few women of the Women of Color Creatives of Grand Rapids. This is a visual representation of their example of community, empowerment, compassion, grace, love, truth, & strength.


Women Pictured:


Crystal Mccoy - @crystaldm01

Denise Garcia - nenna_001

Kellan Whitman - k.ell.an

Sue Giplaye - suegiplaye  

Tunisha Mason - nishanish94


Photography - @alfieldreevesphotography




The 2 shots to the left were part of "Truth Expressed through the Arts" an event on November 22nd, 2019 presented by Rise & Shine 6012 & The Sojourner Truth Institute of Battle Creek 



They will also be up at The Sojourner Truth Institute & various locations around Battle Creek until April 2020!

WOMEN IN STRENGTH - BEHIND THE SCENES -->>


Behind The Scenes Shot by fance.nance


There’s a strength that comes with being in a community. That is extremely vital when it’s a community of people that not only are similar to you but understand the struggles, hardships & triumphs you’ve experienced. In a society that has continued to degrade, dismiss, disrespect and simply overlook women, especially women of color, women have not only had enough of it but have taken the reigns of their own narrative.


WOMEN IN STRENGTH is a photo essay highlighting a few women of the Women of Color Creatives of Grand Rapids. This is a visual representation of their example of community, empowerment, compassion, grace, love, truth, & strength.


Women Pictured:


Crystal Mccoy - @crystaldm01

Denise Garcia - nenna_001

Kellan Whitman - k.ell.an

Sue Giplaye - suegiplaye

Tunisha Mason - nishanish94

Photography - @alfieldreevesphotography
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