This week, Laverne Cox (an actress in Orange is the New Black, a trans activist, and all around badass) is gracing the cover of TIME magazine anddd today is her birthday so that’s pretty sweet. Tagging this under Feminist Friday even though it isn’t Friday because Laverne is a role model for all women.
I am in love with this video and this project. To This Day Project is based on a beautifully written and performed spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan called “To This Day.” The goal of the project is to explore the deep and continuing effects childhood bullying can have on a person. Shane provided the words and the voice to this project, while different artists contributed 20-second segments that are threaded together. The whole piece is breathtaking and striking.
“And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror.”