These Illustrations of Black Women Will Blow Your Mind


When Nicholle Kobi moved to Paris, France, she truly discovered the depth of racism. And in an anti-Black French society, there was no space for a Black artist to only depict Black women in her illustrations.

But Kobi had a gift, and she found a way to showcase it to the world.

The internet became her oyster - and through it, she’s shared her brilliant art with hundreds of thousands of followers, many of whom come from all corners of the African diaspora.

All of her art features Black people - particularly Black women - which many on the Parisian art scene ludicrously condemn as racist, never giving that same energy to white artists who ONLY depict white people.

On her Instagram page, @NicholleKobi, you can find the diversity and richness of Black women - and Black love - illustrated.

By dispelling the negative stereotypes of Black women often found in media and art communities, and replacing them with authentic visual narratives, Kobi’s art celebrates every aspect of being Black and woman.

Representation matters. And Nicholle Kobi is making sure to represent the vast greatness and uniqueness that lives within all Black women.

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