New work for W Magazine of two organizers of the Women's March is released today and I couldn't be more proud. Janaye Ingram and Evvie Harmon blew me away with their strength, graciousness, and intelligence during our meaningful conversations about what it means to be a woman today. I'm honored to have my work included - you can see the full feature HERE.
My images are part of a portfolio of 21 women who stood up when the election results were final and galvanized a movement - half a million women and allies will march on Washington the day after Inauguration. That crowd will dwarf the President's in an estimated 10:1, and we will listen to speakers and march in solidarity to defend our rights, safety, health, and families through support of diverse communities. You can read about the mission and vision of the Women's March HERE.
Thank you to Biel Parklee of W Magazine for the wonderful assignment.
I believe strongly in women's rights and introduce myself as a feminist. I've been groped on the street too many times to count, know more women who are victims of sexual assault than those who aren't, and directly benefit from access to women's health care. Despite what women in rural America say - as they make sure dinner is on the table at the same time every night - misogyny and sexism are part of the fabric of our country. Every day I check my privilege while asking what more I can do to support those who need it a hell of a lot more than I do.
I'll be covering the March for New York Times en Espanol, making general documentary pictures and building a portrait portfolio featuring Latina women and allies. My colleague and I will be sharing their stories - who they are, where they come from, and why they march. Looking forward to sharing that work next.
This march is one step in a big movement. I was raised to care for those less fortunate and will be working to do that in new ways every day. Find the unique ways you can be an activist within your own life. I hold clients accountable for inclusive, diverse casting, shoot women to highlight their intelligence and strength before their beauty, and push for equal payment for female collaborators. I mentor high school girls, volunteer at an inner city elementary school doing healthy food education, and donate my photography services to charities whose mission I support. We all can do our part in different ways - find what works for you. Get involved in local politics, hold your reps accountable, and do everything you can in your daily life to advocate for change. Feminism is action.