Environmentalist Stereotypes Redefined
The world needs more love
To be completely honest, I like labels. They feel nice.
Labels allow people to prejudge others. I wear my 'labels' externally to push back against other people's assumptions, and want to encourage others to do the same. Being accepted for who you really are, and not how others want you to be, is empowering and gratifying.
Everyone should feel worthy and equal, never less than... I know how hard that feeling can be.
I have realized how interconnected we all are as a human race. I have been focusing more on our commonalities than our differences, however it is the variety of character that is the beauty and fabric that unifies us all. It is our uniqueness that we have to share and teach each other.
some of my students are involved with this project
Allowing individuals to label themselves, and share the labels through a picture is such a powerful action. It is essential to break down the barriers of what our society's categorization, and inspire people to view each other as individuals under the same sky.
I've brushed off the impact of what the labels I've been given or incurred, mostly. But it can still sting when flung at someone as a dig. And it's so important to recognize your good and your deeds.
I want people to see one another for who they are, and not premade stereotypes.