Music and Art In Your Backyard

DAWN OKORO

Dawn Okoro's love of fashion and fashion editorial is evident in her art series. She uses the editorial style popularly used in fashion to express her experiences as a black woman. Particularly striking is her Crown and Glory series where she combats the negative stereotypes attributed to black women and their hair. By using the editorial style, she creates a space in fashion where black women can exist, be accepted, and celebrated.

"I try to position the models in my art in a way that evokes emotion or projects an image, whether realistic or fantasy. I try to tell a story with my art in the same way that a photographer would in a fashion editorial."

You can read more on the interview with had with Dawn in Issue III of Bad Girl Confidence, coming soon!

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