Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Photo Session

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Photo Session

As a high school senior photographer for guys in Houston and mom to a handsome little guy, it is my goal to encourage and support young men near and far through my imagery. As the late Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” I have the same dream that my children and the young people that I photograph can live out their days judged by their character and not by the color of their skin.

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Tulle & Fury // People Are Politics

Tulle & Fury // People Are Politics

Why does a wedding planner want to talk about politics and identity? As a Texas-based business owner, you can imagine how often I get asked that question. But the answer is always the same: because politics and identity affect everything I do: my choice of hairstyle, who I work with, the very fact that I’m a black-owned business that loves working with same-sex couples in a state that makes its position on that very well-known. I could go on. But ultimately, do you know why? Because people are politics.

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The Problem with "Diversity and Inclusion"

The Problem with "Diversity and Inclusion"

In this day and age anytime you turn on the TV, flip a page in a magazine, or see an advertisement, there are vibrant signs everywhere celebrating how diverse and inclusive we are as a community, as a company, as a convention, etc. But these words often fall on deaf ears because in reality the words “diverse” and “inclusive” don’t make people feel either of those things. These phrases have an underlying us against them mentality that perpetuates systemic racism even more.

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