It’s becoming increasingly clear why #RepresentationMatters when it comes to the way in which Black people are portrayed in the media. The VisualActivist.Me movement aims to create an online visual archive championing the diversity of people of African descent all over the world. It calls for the honest and fair representation of Afro-descendants. Everyone is encouraged to rise up and join in this conversation that’s long overdue. #ImAVisualActivist
Everyone of Afro-descent is invited to add their voice to the visual petition over on visualactivist.me. Simply click the “Become a Visual Activist” button on the homepage, answer a few quick questions and upload your portrait.
Share the Message
Once you’ve submitted your visual activist profile, head on back to the homepage and click on your portrait in the live feed. You can then use the easy share social media icons to share your visual activist profile to your social media accounts and encourage those within your circle of influence to find out more and join the campaign. #StrongerTogether
Update your Facebook Profile Picture
The VisualActivist.Me Facebook profile picture frame is freely available via the platform. Simply:
- view your Facebook profile
- click on the profile picture to update it
- click “Add Frame”
- Search for “visualactivist.me”
- Select the frame you’d like to use, drag to reposition as needed and click “Use as profile picture”
Tell Your Story
Once you create your Visual Activist profile, you’ll be given access to a Dropbox folder packed with visual activist resources. Go through them and choose the posts, Instagram story templates or stickers that resonate most with you to share via social media. Remember to tag @visualactivist.me and #ImAVisualActivist when sharing online.
Follow @VisualActivist.Me on Instagram
Impactful Visual Activist profiles are shared on the @VisualActivist.Me profile daily. Head on over to read their stories and join in the conversation.
The time has come to rise up, be seen and change the visual narrative! #DontUnderestimateYourImpact