This past weekend, my heart has been heavy from reading and watching the ongoing development with the immigration ban. Being an immigrant myself, this ban made me feel so heartbroken. Families torn apart, people holding visas and green cards stranded in airports, my mind was blown. I usually do not speak up on political on goings on this platform since you already deal with it everywhere and it can be mentally exhausting. To ban innocent civilians fleeing the sorrowful plights in their own countries is beyond. This country was built on the back of immigrants. They have contributed in every aspect of this nation be it in the art, tech, science, business, and any other industry you can think of. It begs the question of humanity. Where is it?
“But if the world measures a refugee according to the worst story, we will always excuse human suffering, saying it is not yet as bad as someone else's.”
― Dr. Victoria Armour-Hileman
The month of February is associated with Red and Pink. Red, an emotionally intense color exudes passion, energy, strength, determination, desire and love. No wonder its association to February and one of my favorite colors. I’ve wanted to do a color story for quite some time. My mission was to focus on one color and figure out its relationship with other colors. For the month of February, I will pay a special attention to the color Pink. I have been leaning heavily towards this beautiful color. According to color theorists, Pink represents care, compassion, and love. A color associated with unconditional love and understanding. When I read that, I knew I made the right choice by going pink. Pink is said to have a calming effect to our emotional energies. Mine are close to being depleted and I need heavy doses of it.
Trench - Thrifted Vintage
Sweater - F21
Jeans - Express
Sneakers - Adidas
Headwrap - Street vendor