We worked with Nydia Blas on her first book. Blas uses photography and other mediums to address sexuality, intimacy and her lived experience as a girl, woman and mother. Her work creates a physical and allegorical space presented through a Black feminine lens. The result is an environment that is dependent upon the belief that in order to maintain resiliency, a magical outlook is necessary. In this space, props function as extensions of the body, costumes as markers of identity, and gestures/actions reveal the performance, celebration, discovery and confrontation involved in reclaiming one's body for their own exploration, discovery, and understanding.

The cover is printed in metallic gold ink with the title set in Baskerville and embossed to evoke biblical references that are continued inside the book with golden pages.  

Monolith Editions
48pp, 6.8 x 9.2 in.
Photos: Nydia Blas 
Design: Caleb Cain Marcus