Vanessa Maki is a queer writer, artist, & other things. She’s full of black girl magic & has no apologizes for that. Her work has appeared in various places like Really System & others. She is also forthcoming in a variety of places. She’s founder/EIC of rose quartz magazine & is involved in other spaces as well. Follow her twitter & visit her site.
don't touch is a hybrid art piece (the person in the photo is Vanessa Maki in 2015) that expresses how, in society, black folk's hair and, more specifically, a black girl's hair is often ogled at & touched without permission by white people. The words are repeated for emphasis.