What i do + Why i do it.
WHY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION?
I just love celebrating life. There is so much life to be discovered in the rich, cultural diversity of our communities and the inclusion of all the voices that come with that. I want my work to be a disruption to common narratives, whereby I amplify the voices of those who are underrepresented and create a space for their voices to be heard.
DO YOU CONSULT ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION ISSUES? IF SO, IN WHAT CAPACITY?
Unfortunately, I am not taking on any additional clients for the remainder of the year. However, I will be sharing more information on updated workshops and tools very soon. And the Telling Kindred Shop will open on April 23rd!
WHERE DOES PHOTOGRAPHY FIT IN?
I am a big believer in accurate representation and inclusive storytelling. I believe that it is necessary for inclusion to be authentic and sustainable. For too long, so little stories have been shared about people of color that highlight the diversity and complexities within those communities. For too long, our stories (when they're actually told) have been shared from the perspectives of people who have not lived their lives as a person of color. As a result, we get one-deministional representation at best. Our intellect, creativity, beauty, and tenacity haven't had the visibility it deserves. I want to change that.
I want to do more than just instruct companies and individuals on what not to say and do. I want to help disperse all of our stories as well. I want to help other people of color celebrate who they are as they are - not the expectation of someone else. I do this through photography and it is by far my favorite part of my job.
DO YOU SHOOT FOR PEOPLE AND PROJECTS OUTSIDE OF YOUR PHOTO JOURNALS?
Yes. I'm rebuilding my portfolio right now and will be sharing that work, along with pricing for services, very soon.
DO YOU COLLABORATE WITH BRANDS AND FELLOW CREATIVES?
Of course! That is honestly a part of the this work - finding ways to foster diversity and inclusion with brands and creatives who are looking to take their commitment to social responsibility a bit further. Reach out to me with your ideas! I'd love to chat!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?
Email is the best way. Hands down. You can either use this contact form or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.