Lynn Geesaman (American, b. 1938), East Friesland, Germany, 1993. Series of 3 gelatin silver prints, each: 19 x 19 in. Edition of 15.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately - it feels like attempts at empathy often boil down to “me too!”, but, most of the time, it’s NOT you too. My experience is different from yours and that’s okay. You don’t have to have experienced everything that someone else has to be able to listen to them, to love them, to treat them with respect. Sometimes, all I want to hear is “wow, that is really different than my experience”
Eartha Kitt | 1960s
Quote, “I wouldn’t bother to describe me. I’m Eartha Kitt.”
Image description: Three photos. #1: Color photo of a box containing Marybel, a 1950s white female doll with accessories such as crutches, braces, and other mobility aids. #2: Color photo of Marybel posed like she’s walking about town with stylish sunglasses, crutches, and a cast on her right leg. #3: Black & white photo of a young girl with crutches and braces, playing with Marybel (also using crutches) on a table.