Stories That Move You
Beginning in fall 2019, I worked collaboratively with eight trans and non-binary people on a portrait and digital storytelling project. Through a series of workshops and one-on-one sessions, I assisted them with creating personal narratives and visual representations of themselves – always with a commitment to supporting their agency in how they were represented. The collaborators voiced, edited, and recorded audio narratives. Each also developed the concept for their portrait; they determined the mood, the environment, their wardrobe, and how they would pose. Afterward, each collaborator chose one portrait from a selection of photographs taken at their shoot to be included in an exhibition, along with their audio narratives which were accessed via a QR code and app, at The Woods Art Space in Regina in June 2020. This project was a partnership with UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity.