Black Girl Free


B L A C K | G I R L | F R E E | is a series of minimalist prints that imagines a world for black women and girls anchored by agency, where they are free to act, to love, to think, to reclaim, and to declare definitively: i am enough. In a world where black women and girls suffer uniquely when it comes to violence, poverty, and varying forms of oppression, these prints serve as a reminder of black girl magic, the spirit of sisterhood, and the unconditional love that encourages black girls to be their truest selves. 

B L A C K | G I R L | F R E E |
channels the spirit of art as protest, firmly and intentionally declaring: the questioning, loving, self-caring, broken, unsure, rehabilitated, lonely, pudgy, sacrificing, burnt out, insecure, anxious, happy, and/or sometimes afraid black girl, is ok, because she is free. Free black girls are revolutionary black girls, and Xaivier’s art celebrates the liberation of both the artist and the patron through its empathetic vulnerability.
In the words of Ntozake Shange, author of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,

“somebody/ anybody
sing a black girl's song
bring her out
to know herself
to know you
but sing her rhythms
carin/ struggle/ hard times
sing her song of life
she's been dead so long
closed in silence so long
she doesn't know the sound
of her own voice”

B L A C K | G I R L | F R E E | is the battle cry for black girls getting to know the power in the sound of their own voices. - Jordyne Blaise


X A I V I E R | R I N G E R | is a black girl creating visual art, illustrations and community based murals that aim to humanize us and liberate us all. She believes that self-love is love for all and resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where she moved after graduating from Georgetown University and hails from Rome, GA. You can see her mural work here, theinternationalmuralist.com.