"Unraveling Identity: Our Textiles, Our Stories"
A friend sent out an email requesting volunteers for a short documentary on an exhibit at the textile museum. Not only were the two videographers incredibly sweet and smart, they were actually interested in people's stories.
For me, I chose this outfit in particular for a couple of reasons. First, I love purchasing jewelry from local artisans. I used to collect mugs from places I would visit- jewelry is walking art that I can share the stories of. This necklace was made in DC by an artist who re-purposes pieces. This piece may have been a handle of some sort in its previous life.
Second, I chose teal since it is the color for sexual assault awareness. I organize a lot of different events during April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I am always amazed at how I am naturally drawn to the deep blue/green and how I can wear a different teal outfit to each event.
I am an advocate for sexual assault survivors with a fierce confidence. I believe in not tolerating sexual violence and live a life that shows it.