ok, this one is cute
This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. I’m also exploring appropriation myself, and discovering the carying degrees of it within this visual conversation.
I’d like to make this a long term exploration, with a lot more participants as a form of generation-wide debate. If you’d like to be photographed to add your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me a message here or an email at email@example.com and we could work something out!
I just happened across a thread on facebook a friend had started, which has quickly descended into racism and prejudice.
I truly cannot believe people I thought I knew think this way. One phrase sticks out to me “not all muslims are arabs, it’s not a race it’s a religion it’s perfectly acceptable to slander them” sticks out to me. This makes me sick to my stomach. It is never acceptable to slander someone because of their religion. NEVER.
I’m just so sad at this point in time, so sad.