Artist: Samiliar Birch
"I chose to show the beauty in minority women. As a young black girl in society I wanted to show that we as women don't have to have straight hair or a narrow nose or thin lips. And I also wanted to portray the beauty in middle eastern women who are persecuted for their religious beliefs and wearing a hijab, niqabs, etc. We are all beautiful and that's what the world sees through my two pieces."