Stereotype Snapshot

On Valentine’s Day I was the photographer for this Stereotype Snapshots Photo Booth at a One Billion Rising march/event.

The idea is that you choose a cardboard stereotype from a selection of (for this event gender-related) stereotypes. This is what you find that people see you as. Then, your can either embrace or rebut that stereotype with what you choose to write on the chalkboard.

I chose to combat the “girls are bossy, boys are leaders” double standard, because that is one I have experienced the negative effects of time and time again.IMG_0310To learn more check out…

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (

The teen program there (of which I am a part of)  called Subjects to Change (

and the global One Billion Rising Movement (

mixtape monday: bob dylan

Bob Dylan Contemplates

  1. Girl From the North Country – my absolute favorite, but surprisingly hard to find on youtube… here’s a version with Johnny Cash, which isn’t as good as the studio version, but still rock’s in its own way.
  2. Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right – just like GFTNC this song showcases the amazing fingerpicking style that I can only dream of learning to play.
  3. Blowin’ in the Wind – okay, as you’ve probably noticed by now The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan is my favorite album, and this song I can play on the guitar…. which makes me love it even more.
  4. Subterranean Homesick Blues – (a different album!) and unless you belong to my generation or you live under a rock, you’ve seen the music video.
  5. Masters of War – this brings out the little activist in me, makes further visible the darkness of organized war. The lyrics are genius.