my lover is a Black woman (distorted)

/ 2 mins
Kevanté Cash
Inspired by the poem my lover is a Black woman, this film explores coping with the projection of disappointment from family members towards a love that is seen as ‘forbidden’.

The film highlights how we may never find acceptance from the ones we love, and we have to be okay with that, because the greatest lesson of queer-shaped trauma is learning to accept yourself and lean into the love standing before you. The film responds to the difficulty of attitudes in the Caribbean and how experiences of homophobia impacts an person’s mental health.

This film focuses on the artist’s relationship with anxiety, the many forms it takes and their challenge in maintaining control during these moments. What is control, and how can it be encapsulated in under two minutes? What if it can’t be? What if we just had to accept what is?