Los Angeles, CA
GRAPHIC DESIGNER &
film & television
Insecure - TV Pilot
Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and “flawless.” But Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it.” These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
The We Got Y'All logo is meant to be irreverent commentary on white savior nonprofit organizations and their imagery.
If you look very closely, you'll see that the We Got Y'all logo is a major symbol of the show, reflecting the very elitist behavior and white savior complex of the organization.
Dear whoever designed this logo, you are brilliant and funny as hell!!!
Other writers have pointed out the racist and paternalistic logo of the organization and how it hilariously captures the narcissism and racist paternalism of white liberals who think they mean well. The organization’s first logo depicts a large white hand cradling 3 small silhouettes of Black children.
The image itself is ingenious as a metaphor for white paternalism and benevolence rampant in education and youth work. White paternalism thrives off of assumptions of “lack” and deficits about youth and communities of color.
The imagery used is so poignant because it captures how whiteness functions in the service of itself.