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The True Story of Edges, 2022 

Digital Video Collage Installation 2:24, 1:36 minutes 

The True Story of Edges, 2022 is a Digital Video Collage Installation featuring two videos of the artist with video collage within her afro. Edges, a play on the African American vernacular for the fine hairs along the hairline, features the use of hair as a mutable space of memory and storytelling. Text from the Physics of Blackness: Beyond the Middle Passage Epistemology by Michele M. Wright and Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Britney Cooper along with images of protest, Audre Lorde interviews, family photos, nature, space, are collaged throughout the hair of the figure, generating multiple and simultaneous narratives.