Love Is A Dirty Word


I began developing Love Is A Dirty Word at time when the perceived abject otherness of blackness was being made visible in the most horrific fashion.

The spectacle of black death gone viral was a wake up call and reminder—to be born black in America is to live with a heightened awareness of your “out of placeness” and the vulnerability that comes along with it. Safety can be real hard to find. And it got me thinking about my own complex relationship to love and my home in Mississippi.

- Giovanni Adams