this is what activism looks like.

In the same breath as the post about the UTECH Beating, a friend of mine has decided to retaliate against the chronic injustices in our society through the NOH8 campaign.

The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.

(for more information on that, click here)

NOH8 is a photographic silent protest featuring subjects with duct tape over their mouths and the NOH8 logo painted on one cheek. My friend’s photo shoot was surprisingly well-supported (surprising for me, at least), especially since it came on the heels on the UTECH student abuse video/debacle. In her own words, M had

decided to finally do more than just talk about Jamaica’s intolerance for human differences.

So she did.

She put her (kickass) photography skills to use in this protest against bigotry in a country that wears its intolerance like a badge of honour. The stills below are outtakes from the photoshoot session she hosted last weekend, and there’s another one coming up.

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