Creative Activism

Unboxing the first draft of The Pink Book

My son tells me "unboxing" is a thing. It's the act or instance of removing a newly purchased product from its packaging and examining its features, typically when filmed and shared on a social media site. I thought that using this method would be the perfect way to unveil the first draft of The Pink Book which was in my studio when I got back from vacation.

Regular blog posts of the participants in the book will resume this week. As always, thanks for reading and watching the process and remember to share with everyone! Visit the Facebook Group too.

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What is The Pink Book?

I didn't get to any of the Women's Marches. I was really looking forward to taking pictures with my trusty camera and come home with a photo documentary of this historic day. But it wasn't meant to be. But what could I do to be part of this day in our history? What could I do to continue this revolution that has awakened all of us? Well duh! I'll use my creativity and continue the momentum.

My political voice is different. I vote but I’m not one to call my local representatives or senators. There are many wonderful people better at this than I am. My voice is in the power of art. So I put out a call on Facebook "If you marched and want to participate in a photo documentary I’d love to photograph you and hear your story".

Since 1/21 I've done 21 photo shoots of a diverse group of people. The photos reflect the enthusiasm, concern, passion and awakening. I decided to make a book and donate the proceeds to the Mid-Hudson Planned Parenthood. The book is still being edited but these are their stories.