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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

npm 19: supermodel cape



Model Mafia: 

“We are experts at using social media to market ourselves and when we choose to turn this skill on its head we can direct it towards a cause. As a group, we are changing the conversation within the industry.” -- Brana Dane


 Supermodel Cape

It hangs just right on you

the mantle of power

You better work

walk the runway of the world

work (turn to the left)

make change to the camera 

with your brain

work (turn to the right)

and do it all in second-hand 

sustainable heels


Cameron Russell started the Model Mafia, and if you want to know why "Fashion's carbon footprint is big and growing, responsible for 8 to 10 percent of global emissions," you can read her chilling but also gracious comparison of the fashion and the fossil-fuel industries in "Dear Fossil Fuel Executives".



My project for NPM 2022:
This month I'm making "human stories to move human beings.  Human stories are more powerful for inciting action than counting carbon or detailing melting glaciers." (Favianna Rodriguez, from her essay "Harnessing Cultural Power," in ALL WE CAN SAVE.)
Read previous poems in the series here:
5 A comparison of beaver wisdom with human attempts to control water & fire

1 comment:

  1. This. Is. Fabulous: "walk the runway of the world," directions of turning to right and left, and that ending that made me laugh and also smile deep inside. A delight of advice and real reminding truth here.


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