Incensed as in sweet,smoky, sultry, and magnificently scented.
INCENSED is an affirmation of Black women’spassion, heat, sweetness, magic, and rightful, righteous rage.
We curate stories highlighting the intoxicating, intimate, impressive, and often infuriating aspects of the Black feminine experience.
Melissa Harris-Perry writes in her book Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America that:
The angry black woman myth renders sisters both invisible and mute.
INCENSED validates and celebrates our complexities and indignation, unapologetically declaring that we will go neither unseen nor unheard. We will take up all the space that we require and we will move as freely as we deserve. Like incense, you will know when we are in the room.