“I’ve been doing a lot of spiritual development on where I want my life to go to and how I want the next generation to remember the generation before me.
Growing up Puerto Rican is one of Gods greatest gifts and watching us literally be such cultural influencers in arts, music and history around the world but watching people forget their history, culture and forgetting where they came from is one of the greatest miseries
We had our history before the United States ceded us from Spain and used Puerto Rico as a pawn in the games of diplomacy and war.
Although the education system fails us, our pride of being Puerto Rican’s reminds us of the Grito de Lares, the Ponce massacre, Pedro Albizu Campos torture under arrest and Harvard’s audacity of not giving him valedictorian because of his language and the color of the skin.
- [x] I wanted to do a shoot that served as a reminder to ALL Puerto Rican’s to remember their history and stop accumulating a culture that aims to wipe out our history by forcing us to take their own. We have our flag, our own government, our language, and our own culture. Do not forget!
Remember home! Remember our values! We were born to be prosperous people!
Take action and ACT toward making not only YOUR family better but Puerto Rico better.
Remember the real beginnings of Puerto Rico!” ~ @natasha_gisela
Gracias a las hermanas Natasha y Tati for being a part of #projectnosotros !
N O S O T R O S
Nosotros means “Us” or “We” in Spanish. This year for Hispanic Heritage Month, I used portraits to document people who identify as Hispanic/Latinx to celebrate our diverse and interconnected cultures. ✨