Black Venus is a young slave woman who was beaten to death on a slave ship, yet she also is a symbol. Black Venus symbolizes all the black women- throughout thousands of years – who have been beaten to death and sexualized. Their bodies are archives of the abuse and mistreatment they have gone through, rather than their own words. This is because it’s so hard to tell Black Venuses stories since their stories are never spoken of orally. There is no care to learn or pay attention- nobody on the slave boat cared to watch Black Venus when she was killed, let alone to barely acknowledge her existence on the boat. Her story ends with her death and has no in-between. The same happens for the other Black Venuses around the world. Nobody cares enough to watch and tell the story of what happened to them. Black women in society are the least cared for, yet they have arguably struggled the most and worked the hardest (and still do). The author realizes that they cannot tell Black Venus’ story and make up parts to console their own self in what Black Venus had to endure. It is almost impossible to tell her story, since there was none detailed enough to make one, however, the author mentions that they can write about what WOULD have happened. Bodies archival functions are extremely important here. They carry stories that are forgotten- stories that cannot be fabricated or lied about. Bodies are factual archives; they are unbiased and portray only the truth.