Tandem is a photo series that was inspired by a void of black women who are homosexual—there was not an accurate representation of us. There was not a place where I found myself and other women like myself to be seen in a graceful, positive, and accurate light.
This was important to me because I wanted all women to see themselves, but I especially wanted black homosexual women to see themselves and to be proud. There wasn’t always a particular space in photography that celebrates black homosexuality amongst women. The conversation of homosexuality only included black men, white women, and white men. My work speaks a lot about the black experience—representation and all elements of black people. I felt this was important because there is a certain absence when it comes to “black love” and the LGBTQIA community when it comes to representation. It was important to use the women that I had loved and to present them in a truthful and transparent light, which forced me to view myself in the same way.