I get emotional every time I see the photo of little Parker Curry looking in awe at the portrait of “Queen” Michelle Obama in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

I had read that both the artist, Amy Sherald, and Mrs. Obama wanted something more “conceptual and archetypal, bigger than just one model” so that young girls in particular could see themselves in the art.

I think they achieved their goal.

“You exist in our minds and our hearts in the way that you do because we can see ourselves in you.” ~ Amy Sherald, speaking to First Lady Michelle Obama

Inhale Representation, Exhale Suppression…
Inhale Identification, Exhale Assimilation…
Inhale Celebration, Exhale Hateration…
Just Breathe