On the day Trump was elected as the United States President, I bought a one-way ticket to South America. I was one of those who refused to accept Trump as my president.

However, once I was away, I discovered that it was a reality impossible to escape.

As I lived an independent existence as a teacher abroad in the South of Chile, I felt a great disconnect and despair for my country. Separated across borders and intoxicated by the myriad of disparaging news, I admitted defeat in that I was running away from.

In my desire to cope and understand and learn from my physical separation, these photographs and their subtle messages were an attempt to reach out from afar.

This series, called Lessons Learned, explores the isolation, separation, and communication that served as both my therapy and healing.

Can you see the message that I was attempting to speak?

 

During a time when voices can be drowned out by louder ones, I realized that all of us have a responsibility to stand up for what is right. Running away from a situation doesn't alleviate the pain it causes for others. Revolution comes from solidarity, unity and collective mobility.