Mary Bibb was a Black Educator and Community Organizer.
Naomi Moyer is an artist and a native of Vancouver, Canada, who currently lives and works in Toronto. She uses her mixed media collage artwork to make a statement about Black identity, white supremacy, and feminism. Moyer also sells postcard versions of her work at her Etsy shop.
Being Canadian, Moyer often focuses on the history of Canada’s black population.
“Canada has its own history of oppressing Black people,” Moyer told SUPER.selected. in an interview last year. “African Diasporas share just as many commonalities as we do differences and I would like to think that my postcards resonate with Black identified folks without exception.”
In her latest project, “Black women in Canada,” Moyer examines the lives and contributions of black women activists and radical black feminists in Canada.
“There are many stories to tell when thinking of Black folks in Canada, but I knew it was imperative for myself to make this series on Black Women,” Moyer writes.
“When reading about Black (her)history in Canada, it is very one dimensional. There is often an obsession with violence and enslavement, or it tends to highlight how Black people ‘made it’ in a white settler/colonial society with a focus on Black people in sports, the military, the war, government positions or other positions of power. Black women are often underrepresented in these stories.”
“Black women in Canada” features 7 individual black women women and/or groups of black women. The series employs a bold palette, with energetic, animated figures, literally bringing black Canadian (her)story to life.
Rosa Pryor was the 1st Black Woman to own a business in Vancouver.
The Coloured Women’s Club were founders of the term ‘Self Help’.
The Black Cross Nurses were Healers for Black Communities.
Chloe Cooley’s Defiance Inspired Anti-Slavery Movements in Upper Canada.
Sherona Hall was a Feminist & Black Philanthropist based in Toronto.
The Hour a Day Study Club united Education and Activism.
Prints are available for $45.00, HERE.