No matter how many support systems the University of Denver has created for students of marginalized identities, the school has still effectively done nothing to solve the biggest reason for why those support systems are needed in the first place: its ignorant student body.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P9-BjYxTu8 According to the Denver Post, a Denver Police Department administrative review in 2013 concluded that there was "insufficient evidence" to press charges against the officers who beat Alexander Landau. You take one look at the injuries Alex sustained (warning: graphic), and any sane person would ask him/herself, "In what world would three officers of the law need … Continue reading He Almost Lost His Life Over an Illegal Turn. The Reason is Sickening.
At times it is difficult in here, just remembering him and remembering these images and the history we had together. I knew I wouldn't be happy with it until it felt like John and until the final two months of the painting when I looked at it and realized that was John. That's who he was. That's who his family would recognize. It felt like John. I had finally made my peace with that painting. I think ultimately the portrait of John becomes my personal stance against the endless number of John's we have produced over the generations.
We were not even 2 miles from base. The platoon and I were doing a regular foot patrol of the area. It was something we’ve probably done a dozen times… just a simple search of the area. I was walking around and all of a sudden, this terrible smell fills my nostrils. It smelled more … Continue reading The One Thing He’ll Never Forget About The War
Dear Supporter, Another year has passed. Project Ava is officially 2 years-old, and as such, we reflect on the milestones, achievements, and obstacles we encountered during our first year as a company. Foremost, we would like to thank you, our supporter, for following our platform and sharing our stories. We could not have accomplished what we … Continue reading Big Announcement: The Project Ava Storyteller Program
About a month ago, an organization called One Day on Earth contacted us about making a film. They wanted us to participate in a crowd-sourced film project that documented 11 cities in America. Denver, Colorado was one of those cities, so as proud Coloradans, we agreed. There was a catch though. We had to shoot the … Continue reading We Made a Film in 1 Day on What You May Not Know About Denver
Self-harm can come in many forms including eating disorders, substance abuse, cutting, and many more. We thank our two models for being brave enough to share their stories.
When I was in fifth grade, I loved liked this girl named Victoria. Victoria was an angel. Ever since she let me cut in front of her on Taco Tuesday, she had my heart in the palm of her hands. She was everything I could have possibly wanted–she knew her long divisions, she always smelled … Continue reading Butt Prints in the Sands of Time
At Project Ava, we consider ourselves storytellers; yet writing this particular story is weird for me. It’s weird because just a year and a half ago, Project Ava didn’t exist. The dream that I’m chasing now was exactly that, a dream, and now I’m sharing with you our real story. People ask us all the … Continue reading The Project Ava Story