Raise Your Voice, Raise Awareness Campaign

Imperfectly Perfect Photos and The Southern Maryland Chronicle

2020 has been an unsettled year so far, and we are only half way through it.  We have faced threats of International War, a Global Pandemic, and Wildfires just to name a few, through the first 6 months of the year.  And while most of those are out of our control, there is one threat that we face daily as citizens of this great country, state and our local communities. 

A threat that we all have the power to bring about change for the better: Racism.  We see it everywhere, in all aspects of our lives, and it is on display on a national level with the brutal killings of George Floyd, Rashard Brooks and so many others.  This has to stop, things have to change, and we must work together to eradicate this behavior from our society.  We cannot pretend that it doesn’t exist, and yet people still continue to do so. 

 Imperfectly Perfect Photos is joining forces with the Southern Maryland Chronicle for the Raise Your Voice, Raise Awareness Campaign.  We want to share the experiences of the people that live and work in our communities, to raise awareness that racism exists everywhere, and to push for change in how we view and treat our fellow citizens.   No citizen’s basic human, civil or constitutional rights should be predicated on the color of their skin, their religion or their sexual orientation. We need to start seeing ourselves as one race, the Human Race.  Because make no mistake, if we do nothing, things will only degrade and divide this great country, our great state, and our amazing communities further.  

So we humbly ask you, and anyone you know to share your/their experience(s) and help us raise awareness and push for change.  Together we can make a difference!

To participate in the Raise Your Voice, Raise Awareness Campaign, please submit your stories to the following link:  https://form.jotform.com/raiseyourvoicecampaignippsomdc/responsive-interview-questionnaire- 

You may also submit your experiences via word document, with photos, or video testimonial to [email protected]


David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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