Azarra Amoy is a London-based artist whose work is the reflection of the super heroines in her life.
I grew up hating the colour of my skin, the kinks in my hair, and I resented God for making me this way. I was the darkest, most black-looking on my mother’s side of the family, so I thought I was ugly because in society and our history, to be white was to be right, beautiful and privileged. Because I did not have long soft hair or lighter skin, in my mind I was an ugly duckling, the ugliest of the ugly ducklings.
Many people have rough childhoods; mine just happens to be exceptionally dark. Growing up, my body and soul were a canvas for other people’s work. I carry more physical and mental scars than most see in a lifetime. I was born to a teenage mother who was hardly around and a father who walked out days after I was born. .