We are a world connected by the internet. As that digital connection continues to grow I feel a growing emotional bond coming to this world.
I had a birds eye view of an Egyptian revolution in real time seen through the lens of those in the streets.
In 2014 I began to form an understanding of what it could be like growing up in a black community because I started following a hashtag.
For over a year, images of injustice in North Dakota have filled my social media feeds, and I also began to decipher how Native Americans have been forcibly moved from their homes for centuries.
All of this was just type on a page or words passed down until social media and citizens armed with cameras took their view of the world and projected it into mine. Sometimes that view is crushing, but mostly it’s inspiring – mostly it makes me love people more.
Standing Rock is gearing up for their “Last Stand” I have lost sleep knowing I do not have the ability to participate firsthand with the story I have watched for so long online.
However small it might be this is me reaching out to the people of ND. I’m sorry it’s not more, but I have been with you, and your story is not lost on me.
Love, love, love, love love.
Click the image below to view this fundraising campaign. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Sacred Stone Camp’s gofundme page.
photos by Adam Milliron