photo by Ming Au via the I'm Tired Project
The “I’m Tired” Project utilizes photography, the human body and written words as a tools highlight the lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions, assumptions & stereotypes and pull back the layers of discrimination to reveal thoughts and feelings that aren’t usually voiced through fear of backlash and lack of being relatable.
Co-creators Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans use Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram to share participant's photos. Since its inception in July 2015, the UK-based project has effectively initiated a social debate around daily prejudices faced by people from all walks of life.
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We want to remind people that we are more than what you might ascertain at first glance.
So look again.
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Create your own "I'm Tired" statement and photo.
Participants share what they are most tired of, which is displayed across their bare back (or hand) creating a positive space for people to share their personal stories. Photos remain anonymous providing a safe and honest platform to be both vulnerable and empowered.
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To submit your photo, email the project HERE