Here's one thing I'm thankful for—I had the chance to meet my four month old nibling Michael III for the first time this Thanksgiving. As my first gift as an Uncle I gave my sister Jessica and her husband Michael II a photo shoot. The film is still being processed at Panda Labs in Seattle, but here are a few of my favorite from the digital batch. Uncle Michael loves you!
One of the things I most enjoy is spending time with people who are actively working within their communities to increase the diversity, inclusion, and opportunities for all. I volunteered a day to cover an event for Y-WE (Young Women Empowered). The day included several opportunities for young women to mentor each other as well as share in mentorship from professionals, artists, and community activists of all ages. It warmed my heart when I got the negatives back and saw these images.