The #IBEWOMAN project was inspired by the variety of women’s studies classes I took my junior year of college (January 2014). I felt extremely frustrated with not only how women were perceived and interacted with on social media, but the rhetoric used in the mainstream media or by our peers to relegate us to traditional norms. Additionally while in a lot of my classes I identified with many feminist authors, ideologies, and texts, I always felt there was a narrative missing. The #IBEWOMAN project was born to inject a womanist voice for women of varying classes, colors, and sexual preferences in social media and daily life. The words on the t-shirt expressed what me and many women were feeling at the time, I later designed and sold the t-shirts on my personal website. Using my Canon film camera and Fujifilm Instax Mini I also shot my friends, pantsless with just the t-shirt on, in the streets of Manhattan. Not only did I want to photograph women who were smart, sensual, and strong but it was important for me to shoot them wearing the t-shirts in the street. A huge component of this project, as with most of my wearable art, is the street acting as exhibition venue. Part of my idea of injecting a diverse womanist voice into our conscious is, in my opinion, forcing those who encounter the work to pause and reflect on the message as it’s depicted on the shirt of a strong, confident woman. When showing the documentation of the project it was also important to me that the viewer saw all the images together and almost never separated in single frames on the website. It’s my belief that the images are stronger together, much like we are as women. Stronger together.