Fashion, beauty, marketing, You Tube yes these are the things that generally occupy the digital space here at ALLIE NYC, but with all the chaos and uncertainty and instability in the world I felt it was time to change it up a bit. I attended the March For Our Lives rally on Saturday and marched from 86th street to roughly the Penn Station area at 34th street.
I was exhausted by the time I got home but so glad I went. Of course I had to photograph the event. Use to running after models and fashionistas outside the shows during Fashion Week I applied many of the same techniques. Except now I was saying thank you to children and teens for letting me snap their photo instead of the fashion elite.
I supported something I believed in, and had the opportunity to go outside my comfort zone when it comes to shooting
I almost didn’t attend as I was not feeling all that well. But I pushed past the pain and I was so glad I did. I supported something I believed in, and had the opportunity to go outside my comfort zone when it comes to shooting. I really don’t know what to say about the state of the world. I am beyond frightened. I don’t know what I think of the future anymore, but I do feel like we are heading off a cliff big time.
I guess all we can do is pray, vote them out and hopefully these young people really can change the world
My mom had a friend who earned her living as a psychic, she was fairly successful and read for well known people including politicians—I will leave it at that. About a year before the 911 attacks she got very very freaked out. She told my mom she was no longer going to read because of what she saw, she said she was going to leave the area and was going to go under ground. And she did. She technically no longer exists and can not be found under her name. We can only assume she changed her name. My mom and her clients have no idea where she went.
But I think of her now and again and wonder what she “saw” that made her so completely change her life. I guess all we can do is pray, vote them out and hopefully these young people really can change the world
At any rate I hope you enjoy these photos, I am happy to share them with you. There will be a part two so be sure to check back.
Paola LauretanoMarch 29, 2018
Yes, I think young people really can change the world! Great pictures!
AshleyMarch 29, 2018
Such an important and timely topic- love that you were able to capture this!
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RowenaMarch 29, 2018
The rise in political activism and people standing up and fighting for what’s right is one of few glimmers of hope we have now in these times of strife. These young people are our future and they’re more mature and have more good sense than most of this country’s legislators, not to mention they’re actually not corrupt. It’s great that you attended the march and you did a fantastic job with your coverage.
LornaMarch 29, 2018
Well done for going when you weren’t feeling well. I hope the government takes notice and bans guns because whats happening with all these shootings is just outrageous in the US. The photos are so powerful here though, great messages. I wonder what the psychic woman saw too, probably our world in the future and that’s enough to scare anyone.
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AkaleistarMarch 30, 2018
Your pictures really capture the mood!
jasnaMarch 30, 2018
I love that your were able to capture this xxx
Gil ZetbaseMarch 30, 2018
Have a nice week-end!
NancyMarch 30, 2018
I am so happy that you’re sharing your experience from March From Our Lives! I am glad you took part of this event so we can move forward with gun control because we DON’T need to be scared of going to a public place like school, churches, and etc. Love how everyone had signs with inspiring words. Thank you for sharing your experience :).
Missy MayApril 1, 2018
This is a great and powerful message Allie. God bless you for taking part. Things have got to change and hope the government does something about it. You’ve captured some great signs and people.
VikaApril 1, 2018
Thanks for the interesting post! Have a nice evening)
FASHION TALESApril 2, 2018
I am so glad that you shared this and that you attended this march, it’s an unforgettable experience when you are part of a march. It is so important to fight for good and what’s right in the world, there are still so many people silent and it takes being proactive and standing in unity.
sonia // daring cocoApril 2, 2018
Wow Allie this makes me so happy to see so many brave Americans demanding change. As an Australian, this is sheer lunacy. This topic makes us so mad here and the rest of the world too. We can’t believe the attitude surrounding this. But my God am I loving this younger generation. They are something to be proud of and I hope they continue to fight and scream until they are blue in the face. It’s sad that they had to personally experience this but I admire how they’re using this nightmare to thwart any future attacks on school kids. That sign about books not bullets. YES. I think it’s insane that they’re trying to give schools guns when they’ve denied them funding for years. I never understand the attitude of the West (not all but mainly USA and Australia) towards education. There’s never enough funding and it’s almost always cut every year. Don’t these losers in politics realise they are the future? They will be voters one day and without proper education who will be there to whip their asses in old age? Who will nurse them back to health etc. Even though I live in Australia this does affect me somewhat. I have family over there. Lots of them. I have two cousins who are teachers themselves. I also have cousins with small children who go to school. I can’t imagine how scary it would be for a parent. But I also dream of moving to the USA. I’ve been doing so for nearly 10 years now. And for the first time ever I’m not so sure about it. The government and it’s stupid walls, discrimination, corruption and gun violence. America is not appealing and I’m kind of frightened to visit. You never know what is going to happen and the fact that this is something that crosses my mind is unfathomable period.
ElleApril 3, 2018
This is a fabulous Post Allie. What a wonderful opportunity to participate in something so vital and meaningful. I was hoping to attend but my doctors really do not like me being in crowds. I’m on a pretty heavy duty immune suppressant, so I do have to be careful. Ergh.
I do hope that the vigor and clarity of these young people direct us to a better version of our country.
What a freaky an d interesting story about your mother’s friend. I wonder what she’s thinking now…