• Ruth Towell

Lockdown Reflections - Dilraj

As we are standing on the turning point of the lockdown being eased in the UK, I decided to embark on a new portrait project. Capturing this moment in time, with reflections from individuals about this season and thoughts about how a post-lockdown world might look.

Each portrait is a window into an individual's life, shot through the window of their home capturing the invisible separation that lockdown brings.

This is Dilraj, have a read of her story:

"We felt safe and protected in our own home, way from the dramas of the outside world during COVID-19. We created a little fairy tale between us. This was until George Floyds' death, it felt as though the villain of the world landed into our home and hurt our hearts.

I look at my children and realise I can't protect them from the nightmare of systematic racism. Something has to change. We have to create a better world for our children. I believe most people want a better world, but sometimes the right words aren't found due to lack of empathy and education towards someone that doesn't look like you.

I want to let people know there is a way we can find more love and understanding for one another - let's strive to evolve each generation through education so we can live one step closer to unity.

I have created a petition so we can create a better world for future for our children. Let us strive to educate instead of hate."

You can view and sign Dilraj's petition for anti-racism training in all institutions here: http://chng.it/gVCJScfpPv

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