Dropping a photo book titled 'The Confirmation'. Available for purchase in the spring. *Copies will be made to order*
Of all the men, women & gender fluid folks marching this morning, this young woman stood out to me. I was drawn to the aesthetic of her hijab, one I don’t think I’d come across before. A very powerful moment to be honest, considering the climate within the country right now. Even more thankful that I was able to speak to the woman under the hijab. It’s always love to share a moment (and a portrait) like that with complete strangers. Thank you Shabina.
Finally got around to editing some of Thursday’s batch. Still soaking in the moment. Not often that you get to thank your Sheroes in person 👊🏽
I’ve spent the better part of my Friday trying to find the words to describe what I experienced during your open house yesterday. Still not 100% sure where to start in my story but I want to thank you. Thank you for being a breath of fresh air in politics. Thank you for being as authentic as possible. And most of all, thank you for being apart of a movement that shows people of color (especially women) that we have a seat at the table too. I heard whispers throughout the day that your office was crowded & full of love but I still found myself in awe to step into that. Your friends and family greeted me with handshakes and treated me as if we’d been neighbors for years. It was a dope feeling to feel like I was one of their own. I’ll never forget that. Kids and young adults of all ages screamed and clapped every single time you appeared on tv. It was something special to take in. You’ve truly galvanized the country in a way that I’ve never witnessed. Bummed I couldn’t volunteer in your campaign but I donated what I could. I followed your race more than my own candidate’s. That’s not a swipe to my congresswoman at all, but a head nod to how dope YOUR spirit is. I saw myself in your words & actions on the campaign trail. And I’m thankful I got to share that moment with your constituents, friends, family & staff yesterday. Sending love from RVA to BX! Keep pushing forward! @ocasio2018
@ilhanmn, you’ve truly started something special in congress. You, along with other strong women of color, refused to disconnect from your traditions to conform to a cookie cutter congressional image. As I waited for you to arrive to your open house yesterday, I watched men & women of all ages and colors celebrate in the hallway in your name. Little girls wearing hijabs ran up and down the hallway UNBOTHERED by the looks from other staff members & friends from other offices. People recorded and sent video messages to others around the world about your historic day. Muslim advocates were loud and proud in the hallway to say they traveled far and wide to see you. That warmed my spirit. And when you arrived, you greeted everyone that you possibly could. Crowds of people followed you to the elevator reaching for last minute hugs and photos. And although I couldn’t reach out and do the same, I still appreciated that moment I could share with everyone around you. I’m thankful. I’m hopeful. Keep pushing forward!
Caught @abigailspanberger at the elevator, as she was heading to the chamber, and spent the afternoon in @ocasio2018’s office with her family, friends & staff as she was sworn in! Such a dope experience!
Ending the year on a high note, with a holiday pop up show.
Although entry is free, consider bringing one canned good with you. Donations will go to Feedmore following the show.
Got the world and ima change it witcha— @bristeves