Is Blackness solely defined by skin color? Cultural ties? Attitude? Conditioning? Through her (1) Drop Project, and now forthcoming book, (1)ne Drop, Shifting the Lens on Race, Blay “seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and a lived reality.”
(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and a lived reality. Featuring the perspectives of 60 contributors representing 25 countries and combining candid narratives with simple yet striking portraiture, this “BOOKUMENTARY” provides living testimony to the diversity of Blackness.
(1)ne Drop takes the very literal position that in order for us to see Blackness differently, we have to see Blackness differently.
Although she was aiming to raise $13,500 via the crowd-funding platform to help publish her book and start the indie publishing company, BLACKprint–which will publish non-fiction works by Black authors–Blay has garnered nearly $18,000 in donations. And while she’s met her goal, any additional funds she raises between now and August 31, will go toward getting BLACKprint off the ground.