2020 Chesterfields Photo Competition Finalist
As a young woman and a climate activist, I am on a constant journey learning about and responding to the imbalance of our current system and worldview with regard to our environmental crisis. Women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples have been at the forefront of the climate movement and yet are consistently absent from the decision-making table, despite the proven fact that when we are equally represented, innovative decisions take place. My work questions the current status quo of the dominant masculine in denial, versus the active feminine valuing of the inherent wisdom of the land and calling out to listen to Mother Nature’s warnings of our changing climate. I use self-portraiture as a tool to question and respond to how humanity holds both of these forms, creating inner and outer turmoil within the climate emergency. When will society begin to put Earth and her warnings in focus?