This is probably one of my favorite TED talks of all time.
Black Venus Project by Maxim Vakhovskiy
Vakhovskiy is a portrait photographer living in Charlotte, North Carolina. His work is mainly dedicated to celebrating the beauty of black women.
Check the comments section of this Clutch Magazine article for more commentary on this project - from both women who modelled for Vhakovsky, and those who question the politics of a photo project like this. See more from the photographer at the links below.
I need this book. Has the second printing been released yet? So happy the first edition sold out, but I need my copy.
it’s a everyday struggle.
one i will not stop.
Syd Blakovich and Madison Young at the 2009 AVN Awards.
From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp
Originally written as a guide to nonviolent struggle in 1993, From Dictatorship to Democracy was surreptitiously handed out among political dissidents the world over.
Likened to Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto and Mao Tse Tung’s Little Red Book in its historic importance, how the book came out and its role in the Arab Spring is an extraordinary tale and this little pamphlet has become the definitive ‘how-to’ guide for the nonviolent twenty-first century revolutionary.
I love this saying! Maybe could be incorporated in some of the directional signage at the ceremony.