Judith P. Raynault studio

Reading Corner

These were just an excuse to mention important and/or beautifully written books, and to imagine interiors in which I’d like to live. I wanted to illustrate people who are interested in reading about different lived experiences than their own, as I think that’s how you develop empathy. So they’re all reading a book written by someone with a different skin colour (or religion) to them. Because as we all know—but I'll write it anyway in case someone forgot—in the Western world life is experienced differently based on your skin colour, thanks to white supremacy. Well not really “thanks”, but you know what I mean.

The illustrations are all available to buy as prints on my shop.

Book in image 1: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Book in image 2: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.

Book in image 3: How to Be Both by Ali Smith. 

Book in image 4: In Spite of Oceans: Migrant Voices by Huma Qureshi.

Book in image 5: Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri.

Drawn for pleasure.
Year: 2019-2020


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