This Moment: A Self-Narrative Project That Seeks Your Voice

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Throughout this political season, writers, artists, creatives, journalists, and everyday people were faced with a multitude of threats against basic and moral liberties and rights. And after this administration’s recent lack of history and empathy for African-American/American and World history, it is essential that this moment become documented, for our sake.

In an interview with photographer and mentor Thaddeus Miles about his work and his effort to shift our perspectives, I felt inspired to directly seek work that contributes toward sharing world-views and perspectives while also seeking words that document this moment in our history. Thus, This Moment was created.

Others, like Shepard Fairey and literary writers have also decided to take up the issue by voicing out and creating content that serves to #ShiftYourPerspective.

This is a direct call, a response to everything that has happened so far and a response to all that is to come with this administration, to document This Moment in our history.

 

Political power starts with our voice.

This Journal actively seeks personal narratives that shift our perspectives and asks readers to find value in each other’s words and in our own.

This Moment is a self-narrative project that asks us to be present, if for only a few minutes in our lives, to the events around us. The purpose is to become conscious of our experience in relation to what has happened throughout this political season and since this administration came into power. My intention is to feature these moments as a collection of our voices and as a document of our response to this political climate.

While The Wire’s Dream Magazine accepts all kind of work, including political responses, This Moment is specifically a self-narrative political project in response to this administration.

• Words: 1 – 700
• Form: Any/All/Not Specified
• Theme: This Moment
• Subject: The Election & This Administration’s Current & Future Actions

Your work will be featured on the Journal’s Matters Of Justice section and on the Journal’s Medium page. Questions: theblacklionjournal @gmail.com.

Please use the form to directly copy/paste your words. You are more than welcome to be anonymous; please indicate your wish in the space for your name.

This Moment asks us to be present and to focus on our lives in moments. Your words will be valued and appreciated; please take a few moments of your time and contribute your self-narrative to this growing project. | Credo

 

 


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“This Moment is a self-narrative project that asks us to be present, if for only a few minutes in our lives. The purpose is to create conscious awareness of our experiences in direct relation to what has happened throughout this political season and since this administration came into power. My intention is to feature these moments as a collection of our voices and as a document of our response to this political climate.”

Want to see your work here? Visit the Submissions page to learn more about submitting to the Journal’s sections or to The Wire’s Dream Magazine.

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