Leyna Bloom: "Our open wounds will take time to heal but our earth is crying"
Actress, model and activist, Leyna Bloom shares a manifesto for healing the planet.
Leyna wears all clothing and accessories Marc Jacobs.
Leyna’s 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.
“There is no one group of people in the history of mankind that has not experienced bloodshed. We all have endured the same pain but each in a different manner. Our open wounds will take time to heal but our earth is crying, she is in so much pain inside and outside and all around. When will we stop being at war with ourselves and each other and start coming together for the better good for our future?
We can’t thrive nor survive like this. Don’t you see just in a few weeks the entire world has shifted through virus, murder, greed and power. We can’t go out like that. Where is the love that we have for each other because it’s not this.”
Photography Philip-Daniel Ducasse.
Styling Raymond Gee.
Hair Latisha Chong using Bumble and bumble.
Make-up Jamal Scott for Kevyn Aucoin Beauty using skincare by Barbra Sturm.
Nail Technician Leanne Woodley at She Likes Cutie.
Set design Marcs Goldberg.
Photography assistance Setor Tsikudo and Solomon.
Styling assistance Jennifer De La Cruz, Cari Pacheco, Amanata Adams, Samantha Scott, Amontae Arnold and Cailtin McKenzie.
Tailor Thao Hyunh.
Hair assistance Safiya Wiltshire.
Make-up assistance Deneka Maile.
Nail assistance Aja Walton.
Production Lolly Would.
Casting director Samuel Ellis Scheinman for DMCASTING.
Casting assistance Alexandra Antonova.