BLACK & DANGEROUS

Shifting societal and systemic power dynamics through the alteration of language and meaning

“I became a threat to society because I don’t accept the bare minimum,” says 25-year-old Gilmore.  “We are dangerous because we are adaptable. They can’t phase me nor break me. Every day literally is another push and self-pep talk to exist and get through the day in a world and society not built for me. [We] I’m always competing against the boundaries set to keep me down and oppressed. Some days are harder than others. Some days there’s no movement at all, the thing that scares them though is the resilience that comes with the territory of learning the power of my blackness.”