Beyond Bodies (2010)

In the visual vocabulary I created for my senior thesis project "Beyond Simple Equations," I had used the diagrammatic Black bodies represented on images of slave ships as a way to represent how white supremacist logic essentializes Blackness. I now was interested in the reclamation of Black humanity through struggle. What did it mean to not allow one's consciousness and understanding of self to be confined to the simplistic mark represented on those diagrams?