In this poignant series, the artist reveals their post-undergraduate struggles, expressing thoughts and emotions on the ever-shifting societal landscape. Criticism hit hard, labeling their work "too black" for one community and "too white" for another, shaking their confidence. Then, the upheaval of 2020 brought new perspectives on blackness and human nature. Silenced by external judgments, the artist is now finding their voice again, driven by data and guided by faith. "Weighted" portrays shared burdens through powerful imagery, emphasizing the importance of listening and observing. Notably, mouths are absent, symbolizing the suppression of voices. Addressing economic disparities, the artist confronts the impact of supporting black businesses on diversity goals. This resilient series urges reflection on personal transformation and the emancipating power of art.