If DuBois wrote about the souls of black folks, Afro-Italian painter/photographer (and professional basketball player) Abiola Wabara works at painting them. Her deceptively simple style illuminates private moments of a people’s pain, passion and peace–including her own. For her, art is therapy. Her canvas, her confession. And as subjects peer at us with expressive, yet guarded eyes, or avert their sometimes broken bodies as if to avoid our gaze, Wabara offers glimpses into what it is to be imperfectly and beautifully human. See more of her work at artbyabiola.com.