This illustrated poem was a heartfelt collaborative project between artist (me) and poet (Jolivette Anderson), and this is the only limited edition of 50 posters I’m printing, signing & numbering by hand. After these 50 are sold, no additional prints will be offered on my website. The original drawings and the printable files will thereafter be in the copyright possession of the poet.
“Hey Little Black Girl” was written in 2015 by Jolivette Anderson, aka “the poet warrior,” for her daughter, Nadja. I drew portraits of Jolivette, Nadja, and Nadja’s grandmother surrounding the stanzas of the poem. The drawings were done in pen and ink, with a touch of colored pencil added for a hint of color. This poem is a perfect gift for any little girl and also can resonate with the “little girl within” for many adult women.
Poster size: 18×24″ – fits most standard 18×24″ frames, so is easy and cost-effective to DIY frame.