- 6 days ago
It was in the early part of 2013 when Trent Bell, a commercial photographer known for his architectural photos, received the shocking news that a friend of his had been sentenced to thirty-six years in prison for some trouble he got himself into.
His friend was a father, husband, and respected professional, and the closeness of this situation to Bell’s own life gave him a different perspective. It made him realize just how close we all are to making a decision that could forever impact our lives.
The situation would hit home most powerfully when Bell spent time with his own son. When his son would look up at him and smile as children so cheekily do, it would cement the cold reality of his friend’s situation in his mind. Ultimately, these gut-wrenching moments of realization lead to a concept for a photography project Bell wanted to undertake.
The project was to capture and print large, almost life-sized photographs of inmates from within Maine State Prison, have them write a letter to their younger selves and superimpose those handwritten letters as vignettes around the inmate.
The idea behind it being to display these images in a gallery for public viewing, in hopes that it brought a much more human element to individuals we often look at only as convicts living in a cell.
(via approachingsignificance)Source: bobbycaputo
- 1 week ago
"An abusive man is not unable to resolve conflicts nonabusively; he is unwilling to do so. The skill deficits of abusers have been the subject of a number of research studies, and the results lead to the following conclusion: Abusers have normal abilities in conflict resolution, communication, and assertiveness when they choose to use them. They typically get through tense situations at work without threatening anyone; they manage their stress without exploding when they spend Thanksgiving with their parents; they share openly with their siblings regarding their sadness over a grandparent’s death. But they don’t want to handle these kinds of issues nonabusively when it involves their partners. You can equip an abuser with the most innovative, New Age skills for expressing his deep emotions, listening actively, and using win-win bargaining, and then he will go home and continue abusing."
- 3 weeks ago
Texas Sportscaster Gives Best Response to Michael Sam’s Coming Out Ever
This is epic.
An old southern white man defending a gay NFL player by quoting Audre Lorde. Give us a minute, our world has turned upside down.
He is a proper hero.
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- 1 month ago
Helping loved ones who deal with anxiety/panic attacks, ptsd, or even just depression can be difficult, but here are some really great pointers.
This is great. My mother has severe depression and anxiety and I’ve often sat with her through panic attacks wondering how to help.
THANK YOU FOR THIS POST.
(via becauseiamawoman)Source: copingdaily
- 1 month ago