Allison Tate, 23, Film Director, Los Angeles.
Women are still incredibly over sexualized, demeaned and objectified in today's mainstream society. There are plenty of incredible women, grassroots feminist and women's organizations working and dedicated to changing this perception. The people involved deserve a lot of credit. I think it's hard to live an authentic life in an age of endless distraction. So, daring to face and love yourself is the radical thing to do. We need more diverse and empowered representations of women in all media, and I aim to contribute to that in my own film work, as you can see on my website: allisonfilms.com.
Cork board by Petr Kratochvil. PD
Post-it art by drawmeanidea.com
sheets of paper by pngimg.com, PSD Graphics, allwantsimg.com.
Magnet letters source: http://etc.usf.edu/presentations/extras/letters/fridge_magnets/
Push-pins by randoogle, Vista Style Map Markers Icons Set
Staple source: http://galleryhip.com/staple-png.html
London magnet source: http://www.samfridgemagnet.com
All other magnets photos by Lands of Void
Child’s drawing by Lands of Void
Photos by Patricia, Chris, Kate, Michael, Allison, and Carla.
David, 26, Customer Service, Los Angeles California. From Arizona.
I believe that we are on the verge of the second civil war. This is not the north vs. the south but something much more intimate and close to home that involves EACH and EVERYONE of us. The BLM movement exposes the truth behind the unspoken but well-known struggle that we all have tried to turn a blind eye to. This movement that is quickly growing like a wildfire will only truly make a difference when, as Malcolm X once said, "By visibly hovering near us, they are ‘proving’ that they are ‘with us.’ But the hard truth is this isn’t helping to solve America’s racist problem. The Negroes aren’t the racists. Where the really sincere white people have got to do their ‘proving’ of themselves is not among the black victims, but out on the battle lines of where America’s racism really is — and that’s in their own home communities; America’s racism is among their own fellow whites. That’s where sincere whites who really mean to accomplish something have got to work."
42 | Ceres Magazine | Fall 2016