The 12 Months of Melanin is a photo calendar project in celebration of black women. It features black female artists living in Toronto. These artists are writers, lovers, poets, actors, singers, dancers, bosses, and bad bitches. Photographed by Setti Kidane, a self-proclaimed black woman who loves black women, Setti uses her photography to explore the multidimensionality of black women and encourages us to view their vulnerability as sites of power and resistance. This project is a celebration of black women’s layers, beauty, and lived experiences.

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