I’m implicated in the double jeopardy of being an African American, and being a woman. My photographic work allows me to direct my own narrative, and express my interpretation of the world. Through these staged scenes, I confront the internal and external social constraints of being two identities within a single shell. In my work, I use dolls to communicate the scope to which black women are stripped of their humanity, and given no space to address their concerns within a despotic society. I paint the doll to reflect the duality of trying to exist within my blackness, only to be silenced because of my womanhood. Each composition lies within the subtle movement of the object conveying my language and spirit within this constructed stage. My attempt was to capture how I feel that black women experience overlapping identities and experiences in which is framed by society.