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.

Rielly and the battle against toxic masculinity
Rielly and the battle against toxic masculinity

Rielly

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You should see me in a crown
You should see me in a crown

Hunter

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The space where my leggings end and socks begin
The space where my leggings end and socks begin

Nadine

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Rielly and the battle against toxic masculinity
Rielly and the battle against toxic masculinity

Rielly

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