I’ve been thinking about pictures of Black men in pink Durags/w flowers, how I can appreciate this trend. I would like to know what conversations are happening during/after those shoots? Are we asking Black men to be vulnerable for aesthetic purposes only? Or are we shooting these images to not only create dialogue, but to give advice on actions one can practice in real life after shooting? What we know is that in the exchange of therapy, healing is in our words, so if our words are limited our healing might be limited as well. I create a safe space before capturing BM because I want Black men to get to a space to where they don’t shut down. I try to help them form language (if they don’t already have it) around their emotions when something hurts them.