In an effort to promote solidarity and create unity on social media platforms, local photographer Terrance Sims Jr. will take pictures of 1,000 Black Milwaukeeans for a new social media campaign.
Sims hopes to take all of the photos this week. The mission of the campaign is to flood timelines with these photos on Friday, June 19, in celebration of Juneteenth Day which honors the end of slavery in the United States.
Want to be a part of this project? Sims will take your photograph for his campaign completely free of charge. Just fill out this form to participate snd / or stop by his open house on Tuesday, June 16, at Skybox Sports Bar from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
You can also contact Sims on Facebook.
The only requirement of participation is that you make Sims' portrait your profile picture starting at noon on Friday along with any of the hashtags: #blacklivesmatter #youmatter #changethenarrativemke #saytheirnames.
"It doesn’t matter what aspect of Black you affiliate with – your life matters," says Sims. "And I'm ready to photograph you."
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.