The recent news cycle has really affected me and ignited in me a sense of responsibility. Our society needs to be more inclusive and as a visual creator, it is my responsibility to highlight all positive aspects of our communities through visuals. #Iamavisualactivist. #representationmatters is not just a hashtag. The way we perceive ourselves and the way others perceive us is often linked to how the media portray us.
Children learn by picking up what is presented to them by society. The influence on our society in certain aspects by Westernization has in turn polluted our children. We forget what matters, we have forgotten the true meaning of education, skillset, beauty, and we are losing our touch with nature and our traditions. We are living by other people's philosophies. Living in Turkey I see how mixed emotions and curious the locals are towards our kind. If we want our children and their children to be conscious then Representation matters. Represent who you truly are and use diversity to do that.