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Love and Justice: A Journey of Empowerment, Activism, and Embracing Black Beauty

Love and Justice: A Journey of Empowerment, Activism, and Embracing Black Beauty

Author Laetitia Ky
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date 2022
Section New Hardcover - Biography
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9781648960529

The deeply personal story of artist, activist, and influencer Laetitia Ky, told through the powerful sculptures she creates with her own hair that embrace Black culture and beauty, the fight for social justice, and the journey toward self-love.

Laetitia Ky is a one-of-a-kind artist, activist, and creative voice based in Ivory Coast, West Africa. With the help of extensions, wool, wire, and thread, Ky sculpts her hair into unique and compelling art pieces that shine a light on, and ignite conversation around, social justice. Her bold and intimate storytelling, which she openly shares with her extensive social media audience, covers issues like:

• Sexism and internalized misogyny

• Racial oppression

• Reproductive rights and consent

• Harmful beauty standards

• Shame and its corrosive effect on mental health

• And more

Love and Justice is equal parts memoir, artwork, and feminist manifesto. Ky's striking words, combined with 135 remarkable photographs, offer empowerment and inspiration. She emerges from her exploration of justice and equality with a message of self-love, showing readers the path to loving themselves and their bodies, expressing their voices, and feeling more confident.

Through this celebration of women's empowerment, Ky extends a generous invitation to love ourselves, embrace our unique beauty, and to work toward a more just world.

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