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Daryn Wilkerson: The Divine Feminine

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Oftentimes, Black women are seen as aggressive and told we look like men and monkeys, especially if we are tall or muscular. This collection shows Black women in a feminine, ethereal light – simply as women. White peacocks represent divine feminity. Divine femininity, in many religions, is the feminine aspect of divine power. It’s a strong and unapologetic energy, but it’s also soft and loving. Black women do not have to be overly masculine or overly sexual. By implementing silhouettes, motifs, and fabric that emulate a peacock in one of the most traditionally feminine garments, a wedding dress, I hope to call out one way America boxes in Black women.