Posters for a Cause Presents: A CALL TO ACTION
Posters For A Cause Opening Reception at the Grand Central Library (NYPL) is a curated project showcasing posters designed by artists that raise awareness and funds for the causes of their choice.
"The ‘me too.’ movement was founded, by Tarana Burke, in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly Black women and girls, and other young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing." (metoomvmt.org)
It is imperative to include all survivors of sexual assault without silencing the voices of those who are already ignored. We live in a world where black women, women of color, and the trans community are constantly disrespected and disregarded. The Me Too Movement is an organization that inspires community healing, love, and education. However, we must not forget why and for whom this movement was created for. In a world full of explicit images, I approached this poster with radical gentleness. I wanted this imagery to represent the growth a person is capable of experiencing after surviving sexual assault.
Quote by Tarana Burke, Model: Nathalia Velásquez, Photograph by Heidi Pernett, Photo Edit by Jocelyn Randolph