“Katherine Johnson had an oscar moment.” they said.
But these kinds of stories must not be limited to ‘moments’. They should be. Always.




like clouds,
always moving,
ever changing…” -gao

Where There Are Scars…There is Healing

The SCAR Project Blog

[Today’s guest post is from my beautiful friend/SCAR sister Jocelyn. I met Jocelyn while producing and promoting The SCAR Project Cincinnati Exhibition. Jocelyn’s stunningly beautiful SCAR portrait, taken with her stunningly beautiful daughter, Nayilah. The cool thing about this portrait, is that it was actually taken during the Cincinnati exhibition, in one of the gallery, which we walled off and turned into a photo shoot area.]

Guest Post by Jocelyn Whitfield Banks

This blog is in tribute to The Scar Project and to that frightening, but awe-inspiring moment when I took off my clothes for fashion photographer David Jay, allowing him to photograph my scars from mulitple battles with breast cancer. In 2002 a diagnosis of an aggressive breast cancer prompted the decision for a bilateral mastectomy just 30 days after my 25th birthday had come and gone.

After a second diagnosis, seven reconstruction surgeries later, and hundreds of thousands of…

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“She embraced the dark; she believed it was her time to shine…”

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“I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters.
You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish-speaking, Native American and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I
am speaking to you all.” ~ Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou

I’d rather have lunch with you…

Café de Ceuvel is an organic, vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam Noord. Not only does it have a divine kitchen (one I’d recommend to non-vegetarians) but the location is breathtaking.

Looking for a place to get your creative senses tickled? Then try walking through Amsterdam Noord. It will not disappoint.