Black Women Embracing ‘Cottagecore’ Is an Act of Defiance

An idyllic rural life appeals to many in lockdown, though the aesthetic has its critics

Young Black woman holding up and looking into a gilded mirror in the forest.
Photo: Felipe Aguiar/EyeEm/Getty Images

“Others have taken to Twitter to have an open discussion about the White supremacist ideologies associated with cottagecore, calling it “slavery cosplay” or “plantationcore.””

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