We’re kicking off our new video series, titled “Black Girls Draw,” by highlighting Montreal-based fashion illustrator, Tatiana Poblah.
Poblah, who has utilized social media to garner an audience for her creations, says that she wants Black women to “know that we are beautiful” and for us to “celebrate what makes us unique.”
Poblah tells ESSENCE that although she is motivated by her family and friends, she is also “energized by strangers who shape our society through their ideas, enthusiasm, courage, and successes.”
“When I draw or design, it is for those badass women who know themselves and who strive to live great lives; by creating pieces in this context, it pushes me to strive towards my personal best and, day by day, become the woman I would like to be,” she said.
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This Canadian-born artist, who has been drawing for more than two decades, holds an Associate Degree in Fashion Design and a Bachelors and Masters in Landscape Architecture.
“My goal is to show the world women with style and substance from my point of view… and show women that it's ok to embrace themselves as they are, in all their facets,” she continued.
For more of her artwork, visit her Instagram page @tatianapoblah.