“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is-it’s to imagine what is possible.” - bell hooks
The Black Joy Project
"After waking up feeling real heavy one day, I decided that my Social media timelines needed some smiles amidst the sharing of important information, thoughts, art, photos and videos that can be upsetting and at its worst depressing and traumatizing. I posted a picture of my mom smiling and asked for others to post their #BlackJoy moments. Then I decided to give myself a 30-day personal challenge (that I kept to myself) to share photos of joy. After a few moving responses, it seemed right to make this a regular installation and share it more openly. It's been over 100 days of working on reconciling with the chaos that can be caused for being Black and queer in this country and the understanding that even finding a reason to smile is also a form of resistance in a system that was never designed for us to thrive.I invite you to post moments of joy when you feel moved to do so." - The Black Joy Project
"Chingona Fire is a Latina feminist poetry collective comprised of poets Angela Aguirre and Yesika Salgado. Chingona Fire is available to perform at events, high schools, universities, and conferences as a poetry duo, as keynote speakers, as well as individually." - ChingonaFire
Fat People Flipping You Off
Fat people who’re angry about sizeism, both institutional and individual. Cheesed off about revisionist science, body policing, and implicit weight bias. Pissed about the $66 billion/year US weight loss industry blanketing media with dangerous messages meant to convince people they’re inadequate and unworthy simply because their bodies occupy the larger end of natural human variation. - Fat People Flipping You Off
Zinteta - Period and Stretchmark Project
Zinteta (Cinta Tort Cartró) artista, pintora y ilustradora.
Feminismo. - Zinteta
People of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project
This photo project stems from the lack of media representation of POC (people of color) and mental illness. There are tons of articles that list people with depression and other mental illnesses but you rarely see someone who looks like you. We need to change the way this is represented. This is not something to be ashamed about. We need to confront and end the stigma. This is a NOT a white person's disease. This is a reality for so many people in our community. - POC & Mental Illness Photo Project
The Adipositivity Project
The Adipositivity Project aims to promote the acceptance of benign human size variation and encourage discussion of body politics, not by listing the merits of big people, or detailing examples of excellence (these things are easily seen all around us), but rather through a visual display of fat physicality. The sort that's normally unseen. -Adipositivity
The I'm Tired Project
The “I’m Tired” Project utilizes photography, the human body and written words as a tools highlight the lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions, assumptions & stereotypes and pull back the layers of discrimination to reveal thoughts and feelings that aren’t usually voiced through fear of backlash and lack of being relatable.
Co-creators Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram to share photos of what participants are most tired of, which is displayed across their bare backs creating a positive space for people to share their personal stories. Participants remain anonymous providing a safe and honest platform to be both vulnerable and empowered.
The Raw Beauty Project
The Raw Beauty Project is an innovative arts project that celebrates women with disabilities, educating viewers to redefine perceptions and beauty, unleashing potential for all.
This photography exhibit is a collaboration between photographers and women living with various types of disabilities that showcases their beauty, power and passion. - The Raw Beauty Project
The Unapologetically Brown Series
The Unapologetically Brown Series is a creative house & street art series meant to empower communities by any means necessary. For us by us.
Created by Johanna Toruño & based out of NYC. - The Unapologetically Brown Series
Trans Life & Liberation Art Series
The Trans Life & Liberation Art Series creates collaborative portraits about and with living trans people on the frontlines of our liberation movement. It centers trans women and femmes of color, as well as incarcerated and disabled trans people of color. - Trans Life & Liberation Art Series