As a child, I always loved to hear stories and see the illustrations of beautiful mythical creatures that resembled women. I never grew up seeing women of Color depicted as such, and I couldn’t help but wonder why. Fortunately, I was able to bring my visions as child into fruition in a collaborative effort with the talented beauty enthusiast and makeup artist, Carrie Esser. Hood Fantasies is an editorial piece that will change how you view women in mythology. I want to show that a Black woman can be something more than meets the eye.