“I wanted to create a story that showed young Black girls that their curly, kinky, or coily hair is already beautiful.”

Hi #drawingwhileblack & #AfroLatinxsCreate! My name is Yesenia and I’m an AfroLatina kidlit illustrator and toy designer.

Whether your hair is kinky or curly I just want you to know that your hair is beautifulπŸ’•

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@elixiadraws cant even put into words how in love I am with your style, like theres so much warmth and love radiating from your work, it makes me so happy, I literally cant stop staring πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜žπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’—πŸ’œπŸ’—πŸ’•

She said, “I posted it not expecting anything to come from it. Back then, I would get one or two likes when I posted something, but within an hour or two of posting this, my phone was suddenly on life support because so many people had seen my tweet and they were really engaged and really loved my work. I felt very overwhelmed. I never expected any of that.”

She notes that she first learned about working intuitively from artist Loish, and despite not thinking that would become her own approach to art, it totally did over time.

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/pablovaldivia/yesenia-moises-artist-stellas-stellar-hair

News – Meet Yesenia Moises, The Artist Reminding Black Girls Everywhere That Their Hair Is Beautiful