Collective Unrest

 

American Patriot

July 25, 2018

This image, to me, represents true freedom, liberty and diversity. Everyone has their version of patriotism; unfortunately a nationalistic version is pending in the current administration. However, I believe that the truest version of an American Patriot is one who questions the status quo and resists.


Mariana Monasi-Mustelin is a San Diego based photographer. She is a queer, Latina immigrant fighting for social justice.

Please follow and like us:
error
Newer Post

The Old Colossus

  There was a time, once, when we spoke of tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, and we did not mean people who were already here. Wretched was not an insult, and refuse was not a verb. We…
Read
Older Post

First Avenue

This image shows Aztec dancers at the first women's march, in downtown San Diego. I particularly like that they are crossing First Avenue, because it provides subtle yet truthful history. Mariana Monasi-Mustelin is a San Diego based photographer. She is…
Read
Random Post

humanity

Gladly sucking the poison from these putrid skies that rip apart at a moment's notice, A man sits in an old white house. Tongue lax, fingers slugs leaving slime and oil smeared across, a violent horizon, that threatens to destroy…
Read
Random Post

They Ask Us

They ask us to be temples. Bodies gilded, floral, wrapped. Bodies holy and kept. Made for the mouths of praying men. Wholly preyed bodies. They ask us to be temples, not goddesses.   *First Published: Calamus Journal, Issue Five, April…
Read
Random Post

V is for Villain

"It makes me out to be a villain," what you tell him when you make that joke he hates: Hit it first, both ways — though his was just the gut. That isn’t true, his fear is clear: conflated in…
Read
Random Post

The Ocean Listens

Geneva peace talks on a subject of the lives not living in the crematorium heat of a Damascus prison only break bread between those not given a holy perspective on the horrors they’ve driven. Flour, water and time - a…
Read