What Makes You Feel Empowered?
Social Media Project
2016
This project developed as a response to the election results in the US in 2016. After the turmoil of the presidential campaign, the rhetoric used throughout President Agent Orange's campaign caused a peak in hate crimes and discrimination aimed towards minorities. To reclaim some of the power and strength that felt fragile during this time, I decided to talk to strangers on the street and the internet, as well as friends and family, to have them give a brief statement of what made them feel empowered. I paired the statements with images either taken by myself or that the person submitted, to create an Instagram feed of people feeling empowered by who they are. I was inspired by the work of Brandon Stanton who created "Humans of New York."