Here in New Orleans, February was Carnival month. It’s the best and worst of life each day here, but somehow the dichotomies are heightened during Carnival. The joy coupled with the danger, the opulence and the excess, the celebrations and the hangovers.
Just Posts follow suit this month with a wide range of issues, views, expressions, and topics. There are poems, lists, rants, and realizations. Every one represents a piece to a larger puzzle, a few stitches in the tapestry of our world.
Before the list, though, I have a favor. I have submitted an entry to win my Dream Photography Assignment. In short, my dream is to have the funds to return to impoverished areas where I have worked in the past with the goal of providing portraiture photography to the families living there and then giving them copies of the photographs. It is a gift that I always try to give, but due to time constraints, logistics of travel, print availability, and cost — one that I am rarely able to do. In the few times when I’ve brought back a photo, I have been intimately moved by the response. So much so that doing this on a larger scale remains one of my fondest dreams. While there are opportunities for photographers to pitch assignments to document poverty, photograph landscapes, and capture everyday life — there are few (if any) funding opportunities for photographers to simply give back.
I am hoping you will help me. I’m hoping you will vote and spread the word for others to do the same. The ideas with the top 20 votes will be judged by a panel — and I need your help to get in that top 20.
And finally. Thank you thank you thank you for reading, nominating, and writing…
Elder woman at Elderwomanblog with Just One Shift.
Jarret at Creature of the shade with Stay or go.
Maggie Dammit at Violence Unsilenced with The Beginning.
Erika at Be Gay About It with Violence unsilenced.
Em at Social Justice Soapbox with Take Action: Responding to the Victorian bushfires.
Susie J with Grow and Garden and Share.
la loca at baggage carousel 4 with wrong reason, right vote.
Thailand Chani at Finding My Way Home with Jiho.
Brigitte Knudson with Education Stimulus: What America Really Needs.
Neil of Citizen of the Month with My Once A Year Jewish Rant.
Alejna’s conversation is up and singing, too!
If you’ve nominated or written for this month, please feel free to copy the button to your website. If you want more information about Just Posts, check out the Just Posts Page.