Ruby and the Blue Flower.

I think most kids - at least most kids my son is growing up with - will give zero f*cks about gender as we know it today when they're older. So many seem to revel in the joy of just being exactly who they feel they are and it's beautiful to witness. I thought I was free about identity. Then I talked with an 8-year-old!

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#MeToo

Tarana Burke has been talking about #MeToo for over a decade and when the movement entered the public consciousness in a big way, she wasn't so sure it was a good thing. Hashtags are fads. What she's been doing for years is hard work. Engaging peoples' stories. Finding people support. Encouraging truth and change. She had 15 minutes for me at 8pm and was nothing but generous with that time. When I left, she went back to work. #Inspiration. Shot for #TheGuardian

Girls! (not the TV show)

Girls! (not the TV show)

Contact me if your daughter, up to age 15 and located in NYC, would like to be involved in a video project about female empowerment. The hope is that when my son is older and I explain to him how, in 2016, we elected a President of The United States who undermines women  at every opportunity, he'll say to me "Wow! That's insane! Things are so much better for women now. That would never happen!"

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Power to the People

The Guardian sent me to DC to unearth stories behind why people marched in the historic Women's March on Washington, Saturday, January 21st. 

Some words that come to my mind to describe the day: powerful. poignant. prideful. hopeful. encouraging. meaningful. shocking. 

Keeping a watchful eye.

Keeping a watchful eye.

"My name's not ISIS."

"My name's not ISIS."

The Rise of Women

The Rise of Women

"I march so we can have a voice."

"I march so we can have a voice."

National Guard member takes pictures for people with their cell phones.

National Guard member takes pictures for people with their cell phones.

‘We march for indigenous women everywhere and for Standing Rock.’

‘We march for indigenous women everywhere and for Standing Rock.’

Antidote to Madness

So much has changed since the Presidential election in terms of my optimism, my sense of safety, my vision of what's to come. It's been a difficult time. Something that helps to combat the stress is spending time with families and focussing my lens, physically and mentally, on the love and connection there. 

I recently photographed Nicole Kenney's family. Nicole's a photographer so she appreciated some of the more off kilter shots that I love to make. Here are a few of my favorites. 

Lizzie Rose in the Field

My lovely niece, Lizzie, lives very close to nature. It's a childhood very different to mine and different than my son's, although he gets to experience it alongside her when we visit. Through watching her comfort and ease with animals and dirt, I've become more acclimated. I learn a lot by watching her. Not least of all, how not to be scared of worms.