I want to live in an America where a fashion model can be a handsome, bearded brown dude in a turban who is considered as beautiful as a busty blonde-haired white girl in see-through lingerie.
"Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I’ve always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today’s vote makes me even prouder." - President Barack Obama - 11/12/13
From the Geo Graphic Mail Series, mixed media on repurposed postcard, 4.5”x6”, 2013
" …if we believe that just because we are social workers we are, therefore, non racist and anti oppressive…we leave ourselves prey to colonialistic forces that perpetuate a culture of silence because we are, in effect, doing nothing. "
Thoughts to come later.
I feel this. I often fall into the lazy trap and perpetuate the system - the very system I’m fighting to change. Exhausting.