CNH Visual Art & Design

Don’t Touch My Hair RVA Credits


Funding provided by VCU's Division for Inclusive Excellence. 
The VCU Division for Inclusive Excellence invited student teams, with the support of a faculty or staff mentor, to submit proposals conceptualizing innovative solutions to social justice challenges facing our university, local, national or international communities. More information is here.

Thank you to local businesses/organizations:
Baresoul Yoga, Brewers Cafe, Diversity Richmond, Girls For A Change, Jacksons Beer Garden, Little Nomad, Mama J's, Manchester Manifest, RVA First Friday's, Side By Side

Citations from Proposal References:

  • Anzaldua, G.E. (1987). Borderlands/Fronteras: The new Mestiza. San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Books.

  • #ASeatattheTable syllabus - Use this in the writing of the narrative for the piece.

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Danger of a Single Story | TED Talk.


  • Collins, P. H. (1990). Black feminist thought: knowledge, consciousness and the politics of empowerment. New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Crenshaw, K. (1993). Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color. Stanford Law Review, 23(1241).

  • Davis, A.Y. (2016). Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the foundations of a movement. Chicago, Il: Haymarket Books.

  • Hooks, b. (1992). Black looks: Race and representation. New York, NY: South End Press




  • Liu, H. & Pechenkina, E. (2016). Staying quiet or rocking the boat? An autoethnography of organisational visual white supremacy. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 35(3), 186–204.

  • Mock, J. ( 2014). Redefining realness: My path to womanhood, identity, love & so much more. New York, NY: Atria Books.

  • Perez, H.L and Solorzano, D.G. (2015). Visualizing everyday racism. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(3),223-238.

  • Sullivan, S. (2006). Revealing Whiteness: The unconscious habits of racial privilege. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.