Yesterday we brought you part 1, 40 exclusive photographs from Wowlebrity street photographer, Ruben Natal-San Miguel. He shot all day Sunday to bring us 50 more fabs looks and portraits.
But he was delayed in getting me photos. Last night, as he was walking home in Harlem, two men sitting on a stoop yelled at him,
“Allah is great. Kill them all.“
Furious, Ruben went home, called the police, got a baseball bat and confronted the men. He saw them arrested and is pressing charges.
I tell Ruben’s story (with permission) to illustrate the point there are many factors at work against us, as well as for us. The struggle is real, the progress is real, and the danger is REAL. Be hopeful, be vigilant, be careful, be kind and be FIERCE. Choose your battles and fight them like your life depends on it –because it does.
Oh, and be fabulous too and Ruben might take your picture. We love you Ruben, be careful and keep fighting!