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!
these are all great except for the turban one, people have been wearing turbans without religious context for hundreds of years. noblemen and painters, and even peasants in western culture have been wearing them for years purely as an accessorie.
saw some baby ducks and their mama today in the park it was super cute
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
today was a bit of a roller coaster, it started with getting botox for my chronic headache which felt like a million frikkin bee stings, but then my mom took me to my favorite lunch place and we got BLTs on GF bread. And then we went to the AT&T store to upgrade my phone finally.
Frida’s on my new phone case to remind me that you can still be a beautiful, creative, badass bitch even if your body hates you.