“The Earth does not belong to (hu)mans; (Hu)Mans belong to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons (and daughters) of the Earth. (Hu)Mans did not weave the web of life, (t)hey are merely strands in it. Whatever (t)he(y) do to the web, (t)he(y) do to (them)selves.” — Chief Seattle
There are few quotes that tell the story of the true nature of the earth and humanity than this quote by Chief Seattle. Even so, the pronouns needed some revision to provide a more inclusive truth. This is the spirit with which we seek to bring a more balanced and engaged approach towards environmentalism and social change. Named in part due to the inspirational juggernaut of the #MeToo Movement, we are issuing a rallying cry on the rape of the Earth. We seek to ally the beauty and the vigor of both the environmental justice and the #MeToo movement, and to create art that acts as a vehicle for change.
This project is a labor of love co-created by Danielle Lanyard and Taylor Boone, launching with this website and the creation of a documentary photo series depicting Mother Earth calling in to report on her own assault. It is time to turn the tides on the environmental atrocities brought on by humanity, and to usher in a brave new world that “in every deliberation, considers the impact on the seventh generation… even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.”