Photojournalism and social justice are passions of mine. I use my photojournalism skills to spread information about social justice through the media and throughout the world. I believe photojournalism can connect people to the issues on a personal level.
Portland's March for Science 2018
The people of Portland joined together once again in support of science.
Portland's Vigil for Stephon Clark
I grew up right outside of Sacramento. My heart aches for the family of Stephon Clark and everyone else who has felt wounds reopen with the shooting of yet another unarmed black man. Show up, show your support, and after vote. #BlackLivesMatter
Indigenous Womxn's March on Portland 2018
For the anniversary of the Women's march, Portlanders joined together in support of the womxn who have been the back bones in the community throughout history. You will notice that I have not titled or left descriptions on any of these photographs. This is intentional. As a white cisgendered woman I have a privilege that many of these people photographed do not in that I am generally welcomed and listened to wherever I go. This was an incredibly moving event, filled with strong amazing people. I want to let the images of their action and the emotions shown speak for themselves.
Portland's #MeToo Rally
Portlanders gathered in Pioneer Square to provide a supportive space for survivors to come forward and share their stories.
Portland's Impeachment March 2018
Portlanders gathered on the one year anniversary of the 45th President's inauguration to call for his impeachment.
Pacific University's It's On Us Rally
Pacific University students joined together to call out and condemn the culture of victimization that has become prevalent in our society. After Betsy Devos repealed aspects of enforcement of Title IX that would support and protect sexual assault survivors, Pacific University students asked questions to a panel of administration officials, CPS officers, and health services professionals about the changes that would occur on the campus and what the university would do to continue protecting students and fighting rape culture.
Pride NW 2017
Lin Manuel-Miranda said it best when he said "love is love is love is love". I was able to join the throngs of people who came out to Portland to join each other and show love and support for all in the LGBTQ community. I must say, it was amazing to see so many people come together in support of one another in a time of such anger and animosity.
Pacific University's Consent Color Run
Pacific University held a Consent Color Run to advertise the importance of consent education. They combined a serious and often traumatizing subject with a fun activity for all to participate in.
Portland Stands Against White Supremacy
The Portland community came out on September 9th after it was found out that Patriot Prayer had invited members of the Charlottesville march to gather in Portland. In the days leading up to the event, Patriot Prayer decided to split in multiple places to try and keep counter-protest groups thin. Unfortunately, for them between Terry Shrunk Plaza and the Waterfront there were only around 15 Patriot Prayer supporters opposed by thousands of counter protesters.
Portlandians joined together in solidarity with Charlottesville to prove that love is stronger than hate. There was a beautiful rally where people shared their stories and the names of the people who have lost their lives due to white supremacy. Then we marched. We marched through the streets and over the bridges. There was little incident, only minor traffic delays, and all without any show from the local police. It was peaceful and powerful.
Solidarity with Charlottesville