"Follow your own curiosities" - Zakkiyyah Najeebah
Contributing Editor Juliet Cangelosi interviews visual artist, educator and independent curator, Zakkiyyah Najeebah. Zakkiyyah's work is deeply nuanced – rooted in family history, representation, queerness, black womanhood, inclusivity and beyond. This conversation is an incredible insight into her process, deliberate intention and storytelling! Zero doubts you will walk away with new insights and feeling inspired by her. Womanism 1.6.
"Sitting in discomfort can help you grow as an artist and find your voice" - Z.N.
"I first heard about the term Womanism from Alice Walker's book In Search of Our Mother's Gardens. I thought wow, there is a space for me to read about the work of women who have similar experiences to me." - Z.N.
"Fragmented is a great work to describe my work since we are all informed by different things and those ideas shape how we think and identify ourselves. I'm interested in continuing a history with my work and the fragmented way we receive information." - Z.N.
Interview by Juliet Cangelosi
Photography by Ciera McKissick + Zakkiyyah Najeebah