Natural-hair portraits (created 2/24/19 at DeVos Place) as part of a public art project to expand our understanding of cultural identity in West Michigan.

UPDATE 3/5/19: We’re adding new images everyday, as we process the hundreds of portraits created at this year’s I ROCK MY OWN (2/24/19). Some images (below) are still the version uploaded quickly on the day of the event. As we process new images, we’ll replace the day-of version with a much better graded version. We’re getting through about 2-3 dozen new images everyday… we’ll have them all up soon!


Natural Hair GR
Aurrik Brand Movement
JoJo’s House of Beauty
Muse GR
DeVos Place & Convention Center
Holland Litho Printing Services
A Fearless Brother Project
SideCar Studios
The City of Grand Rapids
Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI)
Mobile GR and Parking Services
Goodrich Quality Theatres, Inc.
Detroit Natural Hair Expo
Ultimate Natural Hair Tour
Naturals United
Nourish Your Curls Boutique
Avanti Law Group, PLLC
Harmony Beauty Co.
Wege Foundation