On February 1, 2018 Kaylee Marshfield was diagnosed with a Wilm’s Tumor, a rare form of childhood, kidney cancer. It was the morning of her sixth birthday.

For nine months, with family by her side, Kaylee battled the disease, undergoing numerous surgeries and receiving months of aggressive chemotherapy.
Declared cancer-free on November 1, 2018 Kaylee and the Marshfield family began to navigate life “after-cancer”.

What began more than four years ago as a young girl’s fight against an aggressive childhood cancer is now an intimate, ongoing story of a low-income Upstate New York family and a young girl as she navigates the beauty and complexities of growing up.

This accompanies an ongoing photo story, also entitled, #kayleestrong

On October 19, 2009, viral encephalitis attacked my mother's brain. The virus induced a 17-day coma and resulted in extensive damage to her brain’s frontal and temporal lobes. The trauma erased the last decade from Diana’s mind and left her short-term memory severely compromised; today, my mother remembers moments for hours, sometimes minutes after they occur.

This is her story.

This video accompanies an ongoing photo story, also entitled 
“We Can Do Better” // Portland, Oregon

Late on Wednesday July 29, 2020 in Portland, Oregon Federal officers responded to protesters with teargas, an array of "less-lethal" munitions and shock bangs. These tactics were deployed indiscriminately in an attempt to dispel the crowd of several hundred who had assembled for the 63rd straight night of protest against police brutality and racial injustice.

Earlier on this same day it was announced by Oregon Governor Kate Brown that Federal officers would begin a “slow withdrawal” from the city. Instead, the night was an hours long aggressive show of force against protesters and members of the Press
Smoke // The Resistance

A collaborative effort and commentary on the resistance of 2020
Written & Performed by @seneca_da_product
Photography by Maranie R. Staab

Editing and Sound Design by @madgambitmedia

January 6, 2021 // Press Freedom

Leaving the US Capitol, I encountered several protesters confronting journalist Kate Woodsome of the Washington Post. They then turned their attention to me.

The rhetoric in this video is one example of the physical and verbal assaults on journalists that day. Some were physically attacked and obstructed from doing their job and others had equipment stolen or destroyed.

Both in spite and because of these threats, we need quality journalism more than ever to help repair these feelings of distrust and contempt. This is not a simple or easy undertaking, but it begins with the basic provision of safety for members of the press.

Mykolaiv, Ukraine // Spring 2022

In Mykolayiv, Ukraine bombs drop daily, air raid sirens permeate morning, afternoon and night and those who remain live without many basic resources while under constant threat of attack. The city has been without running water since early April when a Russian missile destroyed clean water infrastructure. I was in Mykolayiv in late April and created this video in collaboration with World Central Kitchen, an organization that has and continues to be on the ground providing food for Ukrainians in country as well as Ukrainians who’ve fled to border nations.

A Vietnam Veteran's Appeal to the Portland Police

“Martin Luther King said the greatest purveyor of violence in the world is my own government...and you think I’m a fool. You’ve got to educate yourself about what your government does behind closed doors. Otherwise, you’re going to demonize all of these people. They are not the enemy. My government is the enemy.”

Mike Hastie, an Army medic in Vietnam, recipient of the Bronze Star, and a retired nurse continued to frequent Portland protests after a video of him being pepper sprayed by Federal officers in July 2020 was viewed more than a million times. This is one of Mike’s numerous appeals to the individual and collective conscious of the Portland Police.

January 6, 2021

This 30-minute segment is a first-hand, unedited, and chronological account of January 6, 2021.
The footage begins with my arrival in DC and ends with the breach of the US Capitol building. 
I share this in its entirety with the intention of adding to historical record so people may view how the day unfolded and formulate their own thoughts and conclusions. Please note that a lot happened on January 6, 2021, and this is solely what I witnessed.

Maranie Rae

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