Emerald M. Arguelles
“Isn’t It Beautiful?” was created over ten weeks in Savannah, Georgia.  My own experience growing up in beauty salons and barber shops was the inspiration of the series.   “Isn’t It Beautiful?” received its’ title from Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver’s interview, where she spoke on the Black is Beautiful movement, the process, and importance of Black women loving themselves in their natural state. “Isn’t It Beautiful?” encompasses the complexities, culture, beauty, and hustle of Black men and women in the South.