photosetMar 08, 2014 4:30 pm
Every day, women are harassed in the street simply for being women. In other words: Every time we step out the house, we run the risk of being shouted at, catcalled, or assaulted — usually in broad daylight. FUN!
Brooklyn-based artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh wanted to take women’s voices and faces and plaster them big and bold in the very same places where this takes place. She’s using street art to address gender-based street harassment by taking a place where women feel uncomfortable and turning it into a place where we cannot be ignored.
photosetMar 05, 2014 7:27 pm
Kim Kelley-Wagner adopted her daughters from China many years ago. Like most transracial adoptive families, hers has received its fair share of questions and comments, many of which don’t make her girls feel great.
Most people aren’t intentionally being unkind when they say these things. So Kelley-Wagner and her daughters created this photo series of things people have actually said to them as a reminder that just because something pops into someone’s head doesn’t mean it should come out of their mouth!
Read more here.
photosetMar 01, 2014 12:53 pm
How do you mend a cold congressman’s heart? Well, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (the 130,000-member grassroots group) had an idea.
There have been 44 school shootings since Newtown in America, so these moms ran a campaign asking Congress to introduce responsible gun laws. They created these heart messages with their children, which they delivered to members of Congress in person and through social media, asking them to act.
See more here.
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Here’s something to think about: Why does this feel so new and unfamiliar?
If Audrey Hepburn were black, would she have been in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? And if Jada Pinkett Smith’s character in “The Matrix” were the lead, would we have cared about the movie as much?
Why can’t we have movie classics with leading black women where they doesn’t play slaves or a maids?
photosetFeb 17, 2014 7:27 pm
When exiled Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat decided to dedicate her new project to the Egyptian Revolution, she wanted to “investigate the universal experience of pain and mourning on both a personal and national level.” And wow did she — below is a series of stunning black and white photographs that she hoped would compel the viewer to “acknowledge the toll of political and social upheaval that results when people deny humanity to those whom they perceive as the ‘other.’”
What’s so impressive is how she captured a feeling of intensity and deep pain in the images by asking her Egyptian subjects to share their stories of tragedy before the camera, capturing a poignant connection between the person in front of the camera and us.
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