Saturday, March 1, 2014

See the human Inside

"human INSIDE is an anti-discrimination campaign which aims to raise awareness of discrimination and hopefully reduce discrimination as much as possible.

Instead of using people, inanimate objects became the subjects of the photo essays. Each essay tells a story that relates to results of discrimination or how it unfolds." 

Through these powerful images and quotes, Faheema Patel demonstrates discrimination that surrounds and affects us all. 

Racial Discrimination

In 2012, 51 percent of Americans expressed anti-black sentiments in a poll; a 3 percent increase from 2008.
"99.9% of the DNA of every person in the world is identical.” – The Human Genome Project
(Faheema Patel)

Body Image

80% of children who are 10 years old are afraid of being fat.
“Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.” – Unknown
(Faheema Patel)

Disability Discrimination 

Just over 1 in 4 of today's 20 year-olds will become disabled before they retire. No one is immune, only resilient.  
Differently abled not disabled (Faheema Patel)

Bystander Effect

In 54% of cases, bystanders reinforced the bully by watching but not joining in. 
“Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to
 be that’s what they’ll become for us.” – Richard Cowper 
(Faheema Patel)

Violence Against Women

“6 out of every 10 women worldwide experience violence in their lifetime.” – UNIFEM
(Faheema Patel)
Most dating violence incidents are never reported.
Help change the facts. Speak up, speak out, and make a difference for victims of dating violence.

Religious Discrimination 

Nearly 50 percent of countries increased their religious discrimination between 2009 and 2010, and only 32 percent saw decreases.
If religion is not a crime then why are we treated like criminals? (Faheema Patel)


...a life of peace
...a life of freedom" (Faheema Patel)

Teen Link believes in freedom. We provide a place for young people to talk about their struggles with people their own age. We believe that through talking it out there can be healing. 

Teen Link is an anonymous support line, open everyday 6pm-10pm. We have online chat and a phone line open to everyone ages 13-21. You can reach Teen Link at; 
(866)-833-6546 or

To find more information on the human Inside project visit:
All pictures and quotes belong to Faheema Patel and the human Inside project. 

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