There is nothing more beautiful and ideal than a harmonious community. A sound of different notes that play separate pitches for a common tone. A clash of tunes and disturbance that resolve for an interval of melody.
The absence of unity is a void that many people feel no need to fill. Why change what has been the same generation after generation?
The constant separation and segregation is creating a mental distrust among one another. Often unknowingly, we have caused a cycle of judgment and stereotypes. We stick with who we know and where we are comfortable.
Race, appearance, religion, and backgrounds make us who we are. They do not make us monsters who are incapable of loving someone unlike us. We must strip ourselves of the lies that we have been impounded with time and time again.
When we finally see that we are truly one kind, one human race put here together to create something beautiful, then we may finally be able to understand unity.
Instead of fighting one another, let us fight for a common cause.
The voices of an army can scream with determination to finally be heard. We are the voices of that army.
We have flown out our white doves holding olive branches in their mouths to show that we are at peace. We are one. No amount of variance can keep us from generating one solid voice that speaks for truth.
Forget ethnicities, socioeconomics, and differences, and embrace love, passion, and each other.
Hair: Dominique Calvillo
Makeup: Stephanie Navarro
Remember when our beauty was inside?
So thick, so pure, so deep within our souls.
You and me, who says we must abide?
It’s broken, it’s gone, never to be whole.
But darling, don’t you see who you can be?
It’s clear, it’s there for you to take.
For you, so delicate and soft, from me.
Your heart, your soul, all doth your beauty make.
Take a breath of grace; take a breath of fire.
Take a bite of love; take a bite of hate.
Smell the image, the look that you desire,
Go taste the girl you know you can create.
For woe you took my thoughts with which you ran,
So take me back to where it all began.
Model: Danah Cleaton
HMUA: Franki Segura
Stylist: Madita Chritine
I feel like I’m living a life that doesn’t exist. I’m just inside of this body being told what to do. Everything is so mindless.
Unwillingness is the only emotion I feel. It’s the only thing that lets me know that I am still a real person. One thing that I still know is that no one wants to be told they must do something.
I didn’t know that you could be put into a situation that you so desperately want to escape but have zero ability or motivation to do so.
Model: Sam Smart
Author: Martha Upper
Creative Director: Bekah Wriedt
Kill them with kindness. And if that doesn’t work, kill them with success.
Model: Alexandrea Brewer
Author: Martha Upper
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. - Audrey Hepburn