by Laetitia Ky
Filled with beautiful color photographs, this book presents the personal story of artist and activist Laetitia Ky, known for sculpting her own hair to create powerful and joyful artwork that embraces the beauty of Black hair and style, the fight for social justice, and the journey toward self-love. A citizen of the Ivory Coast, Ky’s photographs often give glimpses of its beauty. “Ky's works are so unique that when she first shared them on Instagram in 2017, her posts went viral and caused some to think the images were digitally altered. But this artwork and Ky's passion for justice are real and inspiring. Come for the beautiful art as activism, stay for the deeply personal memoir and rich cultural history.”
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