Being photographed is an act of revolution in a society systematically designed to erase women and children. We all deserve to be seen.
Being photographed is an act of revolution in a society designed to keep women small. Waiting till you loose ten pounds to be photographed ensures you’ll never reach society’s arbitrary goal. You will never be photographed. You will never be documented. You will disappear from the record. That is by design.
Including people of color in the photographic record in a human and humane way is a revolutionary act in a society that tells us the lives of people of color don’t matter.
Being photographed as you are is an act of revolution in a society where parenting is seen as a public performance and you have to smile for the camera, tilt your head, and pose for a picture that looks just like everyone else’s picture.
Being photographed in your house without make up in your pajamas is an act of revolution when society tells you that what you look like is more important than how you live and love every day.
Photographing your love is an act of revolution in a time when the mission of so many is to divide and conquer.
Being photographed as you really are is an act of revolution in a society vested in showing you all the ways you are broken.
Being photographed, telling your story, is an act of revolution in a culture committed to controlling your narrative. There is room for many voices.
Let yourself be photographed. Let yourself be seen. Let yourself be loved.