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Tieshka Smith
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Doing this thing called life since 1972, which by the way, was a very good year.
Doing this thing called life since 1972, which by the way, was a very good year.

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If whiteness is devoid of meaning, how can you be pro-White? I ask these and other questions in my latest post over at racismisasickness.com

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Today, over at Everyday Philly (day 6 of its Instagram takeover, check it out), I revisit the work that I did at the now-closed Vaux Promise Academy as a member of the Philadelphia School Closings Photo Collective. This collective came together in 2013 to create a photo record of the 20+ schools that were ultimately shuttered at the close of the 2012-2013 academic year.

I write: "In 2013, I joined a citywide photography collective that came together to create a photographic record of the 20+ Philadelphia public schools that were ultimately shuttered at the close of the 2012-2013 academic year. One of those schools was Vaux High School in north Philadelphia. In 2008-2009, Vaux was retooled into one of six Promise Academies by the School District, a move designed to ultimately improve student academic performance outcomes. When the news broke that Vaux would be closing, there was a lot of disappointment and hurt feelings because the students, faculty and staff felt that the District was walking away from its commitment to the Promise Academy model, and in particular, the infrastructure and process improvements and investments it made in Vaux. The photos that I'm posting today are from Vaux's last ever pep rally and the day was truly bittersweet despite its celebratory mood. #phled

Check out the entire body of work on my Flickr page.
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Heaven help us all.

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Sorry Pantsuit Nation...

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I'm riding with Joe Biden today. Look how cool he is.

#ElectionDay2016

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