Self-Redemption

Self-Redemption is a 1000 piece puzzle of black art by a black artist. Puzzles are perfect for mental wellness. Solving puzzles helps provide a distraction for people and helps with feeling more positive amid the pandemic. Puzzles require time and patience until you put the final piece. Such games help engage the brain and trigger a response that can help with mental health.

Michelle N. Risby About Author

During the stay at home orders due to COVID-19, I looked for activities we could do as a family that did not include monitors or screens like many parents. With a passion for puzzles since childhood, I wanted to share that with my family. Still, I wanted designs more culturally relevant to us. I quickly realized that puzzles in the marketplace neither satisfied my desire for subject matter nor aesthetics. The author and poet Toni Morrison said, “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” So, Pieces of Us by Us was born! Our stories are vital but often not prioritized. Loving Us and our culture, Pieces of Us by Us will tell Our stories through Black Art by Black Artists.