Na’ye Perez
B. 1992
Columbus, Ohio 

“I tend to focus more on the intimacy of the figure. A lot of the people are close peers of mine or friends or community members and usually they are always engaging in self-care, whether it’s brushing the waves on his head or braiding hair, hugging, or holding a child. I like these moments. I always want to hold on. Sometimes they are quiet. Sometimes they are not really quiet. But to me that’s a powerful form of resilience, especially when talking about the black community… moments of intimacy and vulnerability don’t always get picked.”