I want to say Thank you for supporting the Queens project to Keisha Robinson. You will help me tell stories of women like Sojourner Truth who was born Isabella “Bell” Baumfree. She delivered the speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at the Ohio women’s Right Convention in 1851.
The Queens of Freedom project will focus on 17 women who have changed the way we live today. These women were queens in their own right, championing freedom and human rights. I will recast women like Sojourner Truth, Madame CJ Walker, Barbara Jordan and 14 more women to be modern day royalty.
This project will use models, costumes and props to remake pictures and tell the stories of their lives.
I have this fun photo shoot idea I have been toying with that I plan to shoot in 2015. It is titled Queens of Freedom and Human Rights. It will take 12 women who have championed freedom in classic poses from old photos and dress them like modern day queens. I think it will be a great way to honor Black History Month and Women’s History Month. I am currently running an Indiegogo campaign to fund it. I will post updates, so check back.