Ebony R Gooden

Know Her Worth series
by Ebony R Gooden

Top image: The Moon
digital art, 2020

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Here’s no greater power than of the sun, the moon, and the woman who knows her worth.

— poetry by Nicole Llyons 

Being a Black person is tough. Being a Deaf person is tough. Being a woman is tough. Combine all of these identities and one would believe that to be a Black Deaf woman means they face three different types of discrimination. 

However, it doesn’t mean a Black Deaf woman isn’t magical.

My work is an examination of how beautiful and raw intersectionality can be because there are overlapping identities that bring in various experiences.  Take me for an example. My name is Ebony R. Gooden. I often say my name because Ebony is a huge part of my identity. It means, “Black Wood” but it doesn’t mean I am a piece of a log. Even black wood has to begin its life as a seed the way I began as a baby. It would then grow. I to grow. It would then grow branches. I too begin to experience various different things; the positive and the negative. 

It would transform into a tree, growing its roots deep into the ground. I too have found my identity as a Black Deaf woman. There is nothing more powerful than a woman who knows her worth.

 

 

 

 

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Know your worth by Ebony R Gooden

Know your worth
digital art, 2020

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The moon by Ebony R Gooden

The sun
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