published in MFON exhibition catalog. Ed. Lauren S. Berliner. Complied by Berette Macaulay. 2020. Click to go to journal. 
This essay reflects an exhibition curated by Berette Macaulay, Exploring Passages Within the Black Diaspora. The show considers the histories embedded within the personal narratives of the artworks. It also asks us to consider our own, the viewers’, personal narratives in relation to that which we see. 
My reflection looks specifically at Nadia Huggins’s portrait, "Circa No Future" (2014). A photograph of a young boy seemingly floating in the air, but who is actually jumping into an ocean. Huggins’ photography asks me to consider what it feels like to embody fluidity, to embrace unknowns just like the model in the portrait who allows gravity, the wind, and the waters to interact with his body.

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