By Amara Auguste
I’m inspired by my own cultures and diverse women on social media. I love the idea of mixing women of color with fiction and fantasy, a genre they aren’t always represented in. My art questions what it means to be ‘traditional’ and promotes female unity. It’s really important to me that a diverse array of women are represented in a fun and positive way.
MEET THE ILLUSTRATOR:
My name is Amara Auguste and my pronouns are she/her or they/them. I’m a 19 year old college student at Brooklyn College, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. My dad is Afro-Caribbean from St. Lucia and my mom is Indo-Caribbean from Grenada. I identify as Black and Indian. I started drawing at a young age as a way to cope with my mental health issues growing up. I consider myself to be an illustrator who focuses on feminist art, specifically about women of color.
See more of her artwork here
follow her on instagram @amaurathedino