Elizabeth Montague’s Cyber Black Girl explores the post-colonial nuances of the black female experience. Drawing upon her personal narrative as an African American woman, Montague investigates how the social construct of race has produced the cultural phenomenon of blackness. Cyber Black Girl questions the definition of blackness, hair politics, and the effects of colonialism and gentrification. By specifically inhabiting the internet as a website, Cyber Black Girl intends to precipitate and contribute to an accessible dialogue surrounding the black experience.
You can read Digital America’s interview with Elizabeth Montague here.
As an artist, Elizabeth Montague strives to create meticulously detailed work that both visually and emotionally challenges the viewer. Her passion is using illustration and design to non verbally communicate and make complex ideas more accessible. For the past two years her art and research has revolved around women in post-colonial societies.