Love Me Well is a limited edition multimedia series that aims to celebrate and elevate black love through the stories of 10 different couples. Each couple has showcased their love story through photography and either a written Q&A or podcast interview. This series was made possible thanks to photographer Jazzmin Awa-Williams, podcast producer Austin Weatherington, and 32 incredible crowdfunding campaign backers who invested in the production of the project.
Jazmyne and Wykee were the final couple we photographed and interviewed during the New York leg of Love Me Well, but that’s not what’s most special to me about their participation. Jazmyne is my big cousin and has always been someone I’ve loved and looked up to in my life. I first met Wykee last year at the baby shower for their now one-year-old daughter Mia, and I instantly felt the connection between the two. In today’s podcast episode, they tackle a subject that has been the subtext of many of the Love Me Well stories – the significance of black love in a time of turmoil and tumult for black people.