I AM JAI’AJA (2018)
Jai'aja Winchester moves through the world using art as a form of self-expression. Through art, she can fully embrace everything that makes her different.
But being different can get isolating at times. Many people live their lives wearing masks in order to feel same, to fit in to the crowd. So what would it look like if we took our masks off?
Chapters: I. Different II. Family? III. Roots IV. Keeshawn V. This is Me
"The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible." 18-year-old artist and activist Ameya Marie fights for change through creating pieces that address topics such as police brutality, school shootings and misrepresentation of people of color in the media.
☰quity is Ameya's vocation. It drives the work that she does. And moving forward she is never going to stop creating.
THE UNKNOWN JOURNEY: A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT’S ROAD TO REHABILITATION (2017)
In the past, Cosmos Dart turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain of anxiety and depression. Now, after being through a rehabilitation camp in the wilderness, he has found his truth.
However, all of this could have been avoided if the education system that he grew up in had done more to support him. So what needs to change?
WHERE THE WILD THOUGHTS ARE (2018)
Freedom of the mind and soul is unique to every individual. For Ash Prather, self-expression and the projection of ideas from the mind and into the world allow for this freedom. However, it is a constant process. Our thoughts and ideas are often judged at every corner. So can any of us truly be ourselves in the eyes of the world?
COPING WITH GRIEF (2017)
Chloe Artita-Guerrero lost her mother in 2014. In the past she has struggled to find safe, non-destructive ways of coping. Now, she has found ways to cope with her loss.
Visit http://grantmagazine.com/grief to learn more about Chloe and other students coping with grief.
FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION WITH FILMMAKING (2017)
16 year-old filmmaker Kana Heitzman has found solace in filmmaking after experiencing discrimination throughout his life for being Japanese.
RAPPING SAVED DAMARHE’A TAYLOR’S LIFE (2017)
DaMarhe'a Taylor has spent his entire life containing his emotions and feelings. This has led to a life of being bullied, depression, and attempts of suicide. Taylor has found rapping as a form of expression to share his voice and his story.
CREATING DIALOGUE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY (2017)
A look into the life of the Portland-based photographer Joshua Nowlen Webb.
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE N-WORD (2016)
The n-word is one of the most harmful and nuanced words in the english language. It's also one of the hardest to talk about.
Grant Magazine 2016 | Produced by Mackie Mallison