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“Black…”: An Illustration Series

By Laylah Muhammad El


In this assortment of works Laylah explores the Black Identity through soft visuals with a lot of soul. She is an artist from the East Coast who specializes in digital arts and media. As a Black Muslim, she finds it imperative to depict diverse people within her art. You can reach her on social media @WhyLaylah on IG/Twitter.




Black Community
Black Identity
Black Futures
Black Culture
Black Past and Present




Laylah Muhammad El (she/her) is an alum of Public Allies Cincinnati and a current Ally at Public Allies Pittsburgh.

This piece is part of Public Allies’ campaign to highlight Black voices in our network in honor of Black History Month.