The WE project, produced by Valérie Berta, is a series of portraits that shines a restorative light on people who occupy marginalized identities in Missouri. The project is also a platform to foster intersectional dialogue. One photograph at a time, one story at a time, one dialogue at a time, the WE project seeks a world of radical inclusion and equity.
Black and brown, immigrants and refugees, Native Americans, L.G.B.T. Q+, religious minorities, differently-abled, homeless and formerly incarcerated people all share a history of systemic and pervasive discrimination in America. The WE project seeks to celebrate them and open up space for them to tell their stories in their own voice.
The WE project also seeks to help bridge the gaps between these diverse communities through intersectional dialogue, and to engage the community at large in a necessary and urgent conversation about radical diversity, inclusion and equity.
In loving each other in our differences we are all stronger.
This is who WE are.