A multidisciplinary group of Philadelphia artists have been working together since Fall of 2016 to create new work inspired by Tamara Winfrey Harris’ book The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. The book exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves. The text delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women.
The resulting piece is a theatrical journey through black womanhood and the black woman’s mind and mental health, tackling the stereotypes of Jezebel, Sapphire, and Mammy.
Cara Blouin, Facilitator