I am an endangered species.

A poem by Kartier Devaux.

Our community, Portland, is filled with beautiful humans like Kartier. We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with her and produce this video with Jon Christopherson. We are honored to have the opportunity to share her expressive and powerful poem with you.

It takes bravery to be authentic, to be yourself, to be honest and to speak up. It is important for us to listen. We are human, we carry pain. We as humans can unite, be better and lift one another up.

We are all human. When we strip away labels, deconstruct bias and judgement, all that’s left is all that was there in the first place: a fellow human. We are community, we are family, and we need to choose connection over rejection, unity over division. So much love and thanks to Kartier for sharing truth with us and with you. 

Be compassionate, be strong and be proud.

London of Kult Krimes music accompanying Kartier.

Jon Christopherson, filmer and video producer.

Open Haus Coworking community of Portland.

Photography by Megan Petersen.