Investigating Identity

Posted in Articles, Arts, Media Archive, Passing, United States, Women on 2019-08-26 00:30Z by Steven

Investigating Identity

City Scene
Columbus, Ohio

Cindy Gaillard


Exploration of womanhood inspires painter

To this day, a family secret has shaped Jesse Chandler’s work.

Her mother, Carlene Bochino, was African-American, but passed for white. It was the early 1960s and the stakes were high.

The secret was so buried that rumors and whispers swirled around Chandler’s home life, but the truth was never clear.

“She looked like Lena Horne,” says Chandler. “I missed it. I don’t know how I missed it.”…

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