Aria Watson, an 18-year-old student at Clatsop Community College in Oregon has made a powerful statement against fascism.
Aria created a photo series featuring tweets Donald Trump has made about women in recent times before he was elected president. In a series titled #SignedByTrump, Watson told Buzzfeed News th at the below photos were part of her final project in an Introduction to Photography class.
“The election was going on at the time, and I felt very strongly about the candidates and their views, so I decided to mix my political opinions with my photography,” she said. “I never really cared for or understood politics, but this year was different. Although I was two weeks too young to actually vote, I was old enough to see what was happening and learn about it.”
“When Trump beat Clinton, my heart shattered,” she said. “I knew I had to create something different. All I wanted from these photos was to help people realize who Donald Trump really is, and I just want to feel heard.”
She adds, “I know most people are set on their opinions about Trump, but I just hope one person sees ‘#SignedByTrump’ and it opens their eyes.”
“Over the past few days, I’ve gotten messages that have brought me to tears,” she said. “To everyone who has supported me and “#SignedByTrump,” don’t let anyone silence you. Don’t be afraid to speak up about what you are passionate about.”
Enjoy these powerful pictures, see her entire collection here.
When you see these statements presented like this, it becomes frightening. The president of the most powerful country thinks this about all women alive? Pure INSANITY!