Captivating photo project makes emotional impact

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With the pervasive stereotyping and discrimination that occurs in our society today, brave individuals are looking for ways to counteract this heated issue.

Recent college graduates, Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans, wanted to bring attention to the harmful effects of stereotyping in a creative way. With the help of photographer, Ming Au, they achieved their goal beautifully.

The "I'm Tired" Project aims "to highlight the significance and lasting impact of everyday micro-aggressions & stereotypes."

Photo credit: Ming Au

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Thursday, June 11, 2015



See the photo project here:

"I'm tired of being the angry black woman. "The media continues to draw on tired and irrelevant stereotypes when...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Thursday, July 23, 2015

"I'm tired of people asking when I "turned gay""Over the last two years I have been asked this countless times,...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Monday, June 29, 2015

"I'm tired of people telling me to "JUST" eat more."Having been diagnosed with an eating disorder over four years ago,...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"I'm tired of being perceived as aggressive. "Growing up, in a mostly Caucasian area, I had not realised until I was...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Friday, June 12, 2015

"I'm tired of men thinking they have the right to catcall me."In any village, town or city worldwide, females face...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"I'm tired of people being surprised by my ambition. "Gender stereotypes and sexism have definitely improved. I'm so...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Saturday, August 1, 2015

"I'm tired of being shamed for having natural body hair. "When I was twelve years old, I realised having body hair as...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"I'm tired of my intelligence being associated with my ethnicity. "Too often, I am told that I excel at something...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Monday, July 13, 2015

"I'm tired of being told that I'm too skinny for a guy."I have always been naturally slim, never enough to be deemed...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Thursday, July 16, 2015

"I'm tired of the poor being blamed for the sins of the rich. "The difference between the income and ownership of...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"I'm tired of the unequal opportunities I get because of my gender. "My Dad always taught me and my sister that if we...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Monday, July 20, 2015

"I'm tired of #thinspiration. "The 'ideal body' is an elusive thing. I am often plagued with doubts about my body; I...

Posted by The "I'm Tired" Project on Friday, July 10, 2015


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