I normally try to fill up my IG feed with beautiful images of joyful people having fun because as a wedding photographer that is my job and what I enjoy doing. I rarely post anything political on here because this isn’t what this page is about…or wasn’t up until now because “those who remain silent are responsible.” (Edith Stein) So, with this in mind, today’s #traveltuesday
is dedicated to all the migrant children being detained and mistreated by the Trump Administration at the border. What the actual f*ck America? How low can "the greatest country on earth" actually go? According to the Trump administration, the detained migrant children do not need sleep, soap or toothbrushes??? These are human beings with heartbeats...ya know...the reason why 9 states have passed bills to limit abortion. Where are all these pro-life Americans now, standing up for these children?
The hypocrisy here makes my blood boil.
"The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference." -Wilhelm Stekel
So today I ask that we start a conversation with our friends in the United States. Seriously, call them up and ask them what they are doing to speak out against this. And if they aren’t, ask them why. This isn’t acceptable from one of the richest countries in the world.
You can help by donating to Together Rising who have lawyers working to fight for these children.
If we sit by and become complacent and put our heads in the sand, we're complicit.
Photo taken in Kenya, 2007
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