Brown Girls (2016 Grantee)


‘Brown Girls’ is an intimate, fictional series focused on the stories of two young women of color as they explore their sexuality, personal aspirations, and familial relationships in the vibrant Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen. Leila is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black-American musician struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. They navigate their mid-twenties with love for each other. The project was created in response to a lack of representation of nuanced portrayals of young brown women.