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Watch this PBS documentary featuring SOLHOT

SOLHOT (Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths) was founded by former University of Illinois professor Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown in 2006. SOLHOT creates spaces for Black girls to express themselves and connect with each other.

You can see one example of the work SOLHOT has done at the Krannert Art Museum in the exhibition, Homemade, with Love: More Living Room. Schedule your visit to KAM here (it’s free; scheduling is to ensure physical distancing). Homemade, with Love is on view through July 3rd.

In the meantime, you can watch this PBS documentary, Solkit: Guideposts for Black Girlhood Celebration. From the PBS website:

In February 2020, SCETV [South Carolina Educational Television] partnered with SOLHOT (Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths) for Black Girl Genius Week 2020. Black Girl Genius week is a public campaign celebrating the creative potential and cultivating affirmative space for Black girls to be and become. While at SCETV, homegirls and participants sat for interviews about the worlds they wish to create.

Top image of Homemade with Love, More Living Room at Krannert Art Museum by Jessica Hammie.

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