Carlos G. Rosario: "I want us to remember how to scream, shake and cry"
The Bronx-based multidimensional healer and organiser shares his hopes for the world.
Carlos’ story originally appeared in up + rising, a celebration of extraordinary Black voices, and is the first chapter of i-D's 40th anniversary issue (1980-2020).
i-D chronicled over 100 activists and artists, musicians and writers, photographers and creatives, in Atlanta, Baltimore, Minneapolis, LA, London, New York, Paris and Toronto.
“I am The Green Light Warrior, Carlos Guillermo Rosario. I have come into the world to heal and raise our collective vibration. Patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism are the enemy, they are spirits of mischief, systems that keep many stuck in violence.
Now more than ever we need to create our own inspiration for transformation. In all areas of our lives the things we hear and see everywhere contribute to the conditioning that solidifies a culture of violence and numbness, from the media constantly showing us images of POC dying at the hands of those employed to protect us, to our financial institutions where racial inequality keeps many more Black and brown people living under a poverty line.
I want us to remember how to scream, how to shake and cry and with that I know we can release what no longer serves us. Men and people are policed into how to express themselves and how to be in society pushing us further away from realising purpose. I am committed to creating space for individual and community transformation through emotional release and holistic healing; together we can become a collective of multidimensional people who build, hug and are witness to each other's healing.
We need emotional warmth and growth, let us become the collective our ancestors have been waiting for.”
Photography Lacey Lennon
Fashion director Carlos Nazario
Hair Ro Morgan at The Wall Group using Design Essentials.
Make-up Jamal Scott at the Teknique Group using Barbara Sturm Cosmetics.
Photography assistance Genesis.
Styling assistance Raymond Gee.
Casting director Samuel Ellis Scheinman for DMCASTING.
Casting assistance Alexandra Antonova.