Chloe Alexander - Claire Oliver Gallery

Chloe Alexander

Microaggressions and blatant sexism are experienced by virtually every Black woman, but especially in professional environments. The expectations for Black women’s appearance and disposition are often driven by othering and a desire to diminish their presence in the workplace and society at large. I didn’t recognize you, you changed your hair and Existing in a positively negative space serves as visual reactions to these notions, since often, the recipients of comments on grooming and posture must temper their emotions for the sake of self-preservation.