The Sit & Tell Project
This community project brought together storytellers and designer/artists to participate in community-based art project that seeks to connect communities through pulling up a chair and sharing stories of positivity about Strong Women of Toledo. In order to be considered as a designer in this project, a digital portfolio of at least 3 examples of my work had to be juried as a participant for the project. My story was by Twila Page and about a woman, Darlene Fisher, who appreciated education and believed in children attaining their education and she also talked about how #blacklivesmatter and #sayhername didn’t exist during the late 90s. Hearing that, I researched #blacklivesmatter protest signs and saw that most of these signs were handwritten or handmade. Handwriting can also connect with storytelling, which was why I have the handwritten text in the background. I rewrote the story in my own handwriting that I believed represented the way I heard the story along with imagery that came to me when listening to the story.
Learn more about this event here.