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Tonya J Lynch

Tonya J Lynch is the founder of The Black Light Project, a project that uses the power of imagery and media to change the narrative of Black people since 2016. She is a wife and mother of 8 from Farmville, North Carolina. Communication and activism is her passion; that she uses to bring focus to the needs of others and change the trajectory of the communities she works in.

“Generosity is... being aware and willing to attend to the needs of people around us, without any expectation of reciprocity.”

- Tonya J Lynch, North Carolina

The Black Light Project

The Black Light Project believes that the sharing of narratives is activism. It is in our stories that we gain a deeper understanding of the human condition and begin to analyze, question, and shift our perspectives on our fellow man and their life experience.

Specifically, The Black Light Project focuses on those narratives of the oppressed and disenfranchised; those who are systematically deprived of proper representation and whose lives are often depicted in negative stereotypes and in stories told by others.

Our project uses the art of photography and video to share stories of Black men in their communities who are the rule and not the exception.