HOW DO YOU BEGIN?
The purpose of this project is to represent and value all voices and stories. You do not have to be an artist to participate.
Your piece can be anonymous (even to the point of omitting your name on the envelope or box in which it is mailed when your piece is finished). This being said, please know that you are also welcome to sign your work if this is important to you.
Prompts to Consider:
Why is the purpose of Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry important and significant to YOU?
When did you last feel unjustly treated as a woman*? What happened to make you feel that way?
When did you last feel empowered as a woman*? What or who made you feel empowered?
What do your relationships with other women* provide you with that nothing else does? How are those relationships different from your other relationships?
What is going on currently or within the past year in our country and around the world that is making you feel angry, hopeful, horrified, etc. or any combination of feelings/reactions?
Do you have an opinion or belief about something that you have not yet revealed to other people?
Do you have something to say about believing in equality that you have always wanted to say, but never felt like you had an audience that would want to listen?
Have you had an experience(s) that has defined how/why the purpose of Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is personally meaningful to YOU?
The more personal your piece is, the more meaningful it will be to this project and to the people that will be viewing the installation.
* cis women, trans women, women identifying, and non binary people
As a creator of a piece, you can expect:
Your piece will be displayed in exhibits and installations
Your piece will be displayed online or via social media and in project marketing materials
If you have questions about the process, please reach out to me at anytime and with any questions. I am here to support you through your process, to protect and share your story, and join it with the others in future Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry installations.
Please mail your piece to me at PO Box 1161, Matthews, North Carolina, 28106 and contact me at any point in the process if you have questions.