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Meet The Woman Behind The Iconic “Woman Stepping Into The New Year” Artwork

In 2021, it went viral again in the middle of the year during the milk crate challenge when people thought a Black woman who completed the challenge in heels resembled the artwork.

“I did that artwork in hours. It usually takes me a while to finish up an illustration. But I had what I like to call these days a ‘download,’ where you literally see the

By Ade Onibada and Ikran Dahir via https://www.buzzfeednews.com/

“Lord, please free my people from the hold of this illustration.”

With just a matter of days until the new year, if you exist in certain pockets of Twitter, you’ve likely seen an illustration of a Black woman stepping from one year into the next wearing high heels with a bag in hand.

The illustration, created by British Ghanaian graphic artist Peniel Enchill, first appeared on the internet in 2014 and routinely goes viral each year. It has also become synonymous on Black Twitter with the saying “New year, new me.”

In 2021, it went viral again in the middle of the year during the milk crate challenge when people thought a Black woman who completed the challenge in heels resembled the artwork.

“I did that artwork in hours. It usually takes me a while to finish up an illustration. But I had what I like to call these days a ‘download,’ where you literally see the…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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