During the month of February, I posted poems every day written by queer black writers of color. In addition, I coupled these pieces with visual works by 29 different queer black artist.
This project was created to represent the wonderful works of the black queer community. It is also to educate all those who believe that queer black people are incapable of creating something beautiful. It is an exhibit allowing queer black artist to see works from people like themselves. Sometimes we forget how it important it is for people, both young and old, to see themselves in something they love. But, it is extremely important.
February is Black History Month, however, in this month, queer black artist are usually looked over. During the month of February, queer black inspirationals are silenced and never acknowledged. But, not this time. 29 Days of Beautiful is here to acknowledge the silenced; give light to the wonderful works they have created.
I would like to thank all those who participated, shared, liked, and read these great pieces. And to the artist who agreed to have their works represent pieces, I am truly grateful.
– Luther Hughes
29 Days of Beautiful began on Feb. 1st and ended on Feb. 29th. You can experience the project below:
February 16: Gravity by Angel Nafis; artwork by sideshowsherri
February 20: Bone by Dawn Lundy Martin; exchange by Luther Hughes
February 21: Commitments by Essex Hemphill; Cyberton by Kidd Ford
February 25: Normal by Reginald Harris; Street Tears by Muhxleek