Photo-Project: Let's talk about being queer and internalized racism
OurSpace is dedicated to improve the physical, mental, sexual and social health of young queer people of colour. As such we think think it's important to look at and to fight racism under multiple angles. And one if these angles, we thought, is how young queer people of colour may have internalized and overcome messages of racism.
In OurStories vol. 5, we decided to address this topic through photography.
We ask young queer people of colour to send us a photo - instagram style - and a quote or a few short sentences that represent their struggles, challenges and/or victories with the topic of internalized racism (see examples from another similar project below). These photos and quotes will be shared on our social media, and used as talking point in a big event against internalized racism - to be hosted later this year.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please complete this short questionnaire and one of our volunteers will be in touched with you. By completing this form, you agree to being contacted by OurSpace a maximum of three (3) times (an introductory e-mails and two reminders) in the next month or so.
Photos and quotes will not be linked to any of your personal information and participants do not need to share their name. This project is lead by and organized by young queer people of colour.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to email us at this same email address:
The images below are taken from a project called Still Here - a project addressing mental health in the LGBTQ communities - and are being shown only as examples. There are no good or bad way to participate in our project and you should not try to copy these examples.
1. Name / Pseudonym
Do You identify as a person of colour?
This will only be used to communicate privately with you. It will not be published with your story.
Would you be interested in being a guest speaker on a panel during the event on internalized racism hosted by OurSpace?
The answer to this question does not prevent you from participating in the photo project, and answering "yes" now does not force you to still be interested in the future. If you answer "yes," more information will be sent to you when we start planning the event.
By accepting this, I hereby give OurSpace my permission to license my story and image in media, which may include social, online and printed. I agree that my image may be combined with other images, text, graphics, film, audio, audio-visual works; and may be cropped, altered or modified. I agree that all rights to this media belong to OurSpace. It is agreed that my personal information will not be made publicly available and may be retained as long as necessary to fulfill this purpose. I represent and warrant that I am at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.
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