Love and Justice: A Journey of Empowerment, Activism, and Embracing Black Beauty

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Princeton Architectural Press
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7.2 X 9.6 X 0.8 inches | 1.7 pounds

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About the Author
Laetitia Ky is an artist, photographer, model, actress, activist, fashion designer, and social media influencer from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She uses her hair as a sculptural medium to ignite awareness and conversations around the social justice topics she champions: sex-based and racial oppression, harmful beauty standards, and shame and its corrosive effect on mental health, among others. Ky and her art and activism have been featured in NYLON, Ebony, Elle, on, and more, and she has partnered with brands such as Apple, Canada Goose and Marc Jabobs on social content creation. Ky was named one of PAPER magazine's "top 100 people taking over 2019." You can follow her art and activism on TikTok and Instagram: @LaetitiaKy.
"Artist, activist and influencer Ky is known for sculpting her own hair to create powerful and joyful artwork that embraces the beauty of Black hair and style. In her first book she showcases 125 photographs of her creations, interwoven with stories about her Ivory Coast childhood and more."
- The Bookseller (UK),

"There is no subject that Laetitia Ky can't address in her art with openness and insightfulness. What she creates with her hair and body brings beauty to the universal freights that plague women of color. I found it impossible not to fall for her striking beauty along with her gorgeous heart."
-- GABOUREY SIDIBE, actress and author of This is Just My Face,

"After following Laetitia Ky on Instagram for many years, it is thrilling to be able to see her photographs in print. It's even more satisfying to learn about her point of view through the personal stories and political beliefs that inspire her at times playful and poignant images. Ky's work is moving and bold."
-- EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, author of My Body,