We envision a world where we are all seen for who we really are, and are fairly treated based on our reality and our truth. When we accurately see people for who they really are – for their humanity, dignity and creativity – we give them the kindness, respect, and opportunities they deserve.
SeeMe4Me is a narrative change campaign that challenges us to view each other differently and redefine our perceptions of one another. This social awareness effort allows people to reject the perceptions formed of them, and to demand that they be seen for who they really are by proclaiming: “Your perception is not my reality.”
For people to thrive – especially people of color – we must elevate their accurate and holistic narrative, which uplifts their humanity, amplifies their voices and expresses their truth about themselves, this society and their place in it.
Too often we are judged by and make judgments of others based on our own color-coded biases. What we think about someone – especially someone who looks different from us – is formed by the immediate impressions we form when we see them – how they look, how they dress, their skin color, how they talk. We base our opinions and subsequent actions, on these superficial characteristics that do not accurately convey who a person really is.
The impressions we form drive how we treat each other. They influence policies we make that support or hinder our access to opportunities for advancement; and the decisions that maintain or restrict our civil rights. These impressions inform whether we help or hurt each other, or simply look the other way. These often quick impressions can even influence whether or not we take someone’s life out of fear, bias or malice towards who we perceive them to be.
Often, these first impressions are false impressions that have divided and demonized us. Yet every day, people are living their truth and striving to improve themselves and the world around them. But many of these images and stories remain unseen and untold. Until now…
The SeeMe4Me platform gives you the power to define your own reality; to share your own truth. Through various media, you can share with the world who you really are and what you are really about. Share your creativity. Share your humanity. Share your brilliance.
We use the images you upload as catalysts for discussions about issues important to you. These discussions drive action by promoting holistic narratives that change perceptions, and in turn change policies, systems and outcomes.
SeeMe4Me is a community for our collective humanity. Whether it is a picture, a video, music, or a poem, your submissions contribute to a space that celebrates and amplifies your truth, and drives the change necessary to improve the world for all of us.