Why I Need Feminism

What is the injustice we are solving?
I want to use photography to bring awareness to the sexism in high schools specifically my high school!
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
we will address
The silence surrounding sexism. At least in my community it's not something that is talked about; when it really should be.
I want to take portraits of people holding signs that say something about equality. It could be why they need feminism, a favorite quote, or something like that. Hopefully this will inspire people to speak up about what they believe in.
Meredith H.

March 12, 2018

Hi! I'm Meredith, and I work at Peace First. I am so excited to see that you are working on this project. Photography is a beautiful way to convey important messages and stories, and it sounds like you are on the right track. I'm curious if you have been able to talk to others in your school and/or community who have experienced sexism as well as those who may be the ones expressing sexism toward others. It's sometimes hard to hear both/many sides of a story - especially ones that feels really personal - but it can expose the underbelly of an issue and help target solutions more specifically. It might lead you to make additional choices about whom to include in your photography (maybe allied girls and guys together?) as well as where to display and discuss it.

I'm excited to see where this goes and happy to talk more if it would be helpful!
Fish S.

February 22, 2018

Stella, thanks for posting this project. Sexism is such an important injustice -- and using photography is such a great way to tell stories that bring awareness to problems.

I'd love to dig deeper with you -- how do you see sexism showing up at your school? What are the ways people are affected? And what do you think causes that behavior? (This might be a good time to interview folks -- people affected by sexism, people causing sexism, people in power who could be doing more about the problem -- to get their opinions)

Here's a resource that might help with that.

The next step is to share your Compassionate Insight -- your thoughts on the injustice and your big idea for making change -- with us by Feb 28th. You can do that on your project dashboard. From what you've shared with us, sounds like you're almost there.

What you're doing is amazing. We have your back. How can we help?