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The mission was to present Adia Victoria as a modern blueswoman while paying homage to her influences from past generations. That thinking lead to the tinted image on the cover. Inside the package, the use of color photography keeps things current. Dots are used throughout as a device to connect past and present. The shot on the inner sleeve, challenging the idea of domesticity, appears behind words penned by Adia. The largest text on the page and cropped face reinforce the theme: EITHER YOU CANNOT SPEAK OR YOU WILL NOT SPEAK.