"Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed."
— Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
This is why we decolonize; to humanize.
Inspired by the personal photographs in Frida Kahlo—An Intimate Portrait: The Photographic Albums
, the 13 women artists of the locally based #notwhite collective
selected photographs from our their own family albums to create an intimate, collective portrait of themselves. Through their photos, they share experiences that bind them together—love, joy, family, loss—and express their unique cultural identities.
Decolonization is a process of undoing social structures that support a discriminatory status quo. It is the act of examining and decentering dominant groups, and holding space for previously marginalized voices, creating a place for rage and joy, for whole people.