"Bless is a visionary substitute to make the near future worth living for. She is an outspoken female—more woman than girl. She’s not a chosen beauty, but she doesn’t go unnoticed. Without a definite age she could be between her mid-twenties and her forties. She has no nationality and thinks sport is quite nice. he’s always attracted by temptations and loves change. She lives right now and her surroundings are charged by her presence." This is how Desirée Heiss and Ines Kaag describe Bless, the label they launched together in 1995. A statement, like the product of their collaboration itself, left deliberately open to interpretation.
Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde by Stephen Gan
Here are 10 photos (out of 22) from my series Racial Microaggressions. I have asked my friends on the Fordham University Lincoln Center campus to write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced on a poster for me to take a picture of them.
So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide