How the AMERICAN WOMAN Project Aims to Make Black Women the Face of America
When you think of the all-American-girl type of woman, you probably think of a sun-kissed, blond-haired woman, wearing a size 6 dress and either “leaning in” or happily being a doting, work-from-home mom.
Sure, some may say there’s nothing wrong with either of these representations, but there are other types of American women who are not getting recognized or the shine they deserve. And that’s why Sarah Huny Young’s AMERICAN WOMAN Project is much needed right about now.
The project is a portrait-and-documentary series created with the aim of reframing what we think of when we hear the descriptor “American woman.” But the series is not only reframing that concept—it’s also presenting black women, both cis and transgender, as the new face of the American woman.
Young, an award-winning creative director and 17-year veteran of the web design industry, wasn’t always a photographer or documentarian. Currently she is running her own start-up…