We are more than police brutality and suffering. We can acknowledge injustice without being defined that way. Blackness is not a burden. Here, we tell our stories and our struggles, too, through the lens of love. We amplify the truths of Black folk and other people of color living as their fullest selves in a region, in a country, set up to keep them from doing just that. Their joy is a form of resistance. Join us on Instagram @abeautifulresistance.
About the project
Boston Globe culture columnist Jeneé Osterheldt created A Beautiful Resistance to carry on the tradition of Black artists and Black journalists in reclaiming the truth of Black folk. Like Frederick Douglass taught us, there is power in representation. Too often, we are measured by our suffering. Blackness must not be defined by our brutalization. We are more than death. When we are depicted by our extremes, the truth of us is lost. We live, fully. Our joy, our dreams, our everyday stories? That's a beautiful resistance.
Founder, Showrunner, commentary: Jeneé Osterheldt
Supervising Producer: Caitlin Healy
Video shot & edited by: ChaneyThaDirector, Kat Otuechere, and Daymian Mejia
Featuring: Kim Janey, Douglass Williams, Golden, Oompa, Tawny Chatmon, Kinesha Goldson, Mya Pol, Ebony Williams, Big Lux
Project editors:Jeneé Osterheldt, Jason Tuohey
Digital Design: Ryan Huddle
Project art: Paula Champagne
Strategies, audience, & marketing: Peggy Byrd, Jeneé Osterheldt, Michelle Micone, Devin Smith
Emotional Labor: Christopher Hunt, Heidi Flood, Ché, Peppermint Patty
Season 1 music curator: Dart Adams
Season 1 shot & edited by: Caitlin Healy
Season 1 producers: Jeneé Osterheldt & Caitlin Healy