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My Black Experience: an animated poem

Through poetry and illustration, Lucy explores some of her experiences being Black.

During the last few months, we’ve seen the global movement Black Lives Matter rightfully become one of the biggest movements in the world’s history. As a Black woman during this time, I’ve simultaneously felt hugely empowered and hugely traumatised. I’ve faced some of the hardest conversations I’ve ever had in my life with myself.

Reflecting on personal events in my lifetime has been vital for me in navigating through such a complex issue that is racism.

In this piece I’ve used poetry and art to help heal some of the trauma I’ve been facing during this time.

My Black Experience

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