Saturday, July 9th - 6 to 8pm As a part of my six-week residency at Twilight Gallery, I am hosting an event after hours in the gallery space specifically for self-identified women of color to come together, share their stories, bear witness to each other's existence, rejoice in our own accomplishments, grieve for our losses, and just create a space where we can hold each other, and by extension ourselves, in care and compassion.
So often, our stories and histories are forgotten, ignored, or intentionally and methodically erased from history, so that, upon turning our heads and looking back at the accomplishments of our ancestors, we see little where there was were multitudes. This event is my small, small way of pushing back against that erasure.
I am asking women to answer the question, "What would you like the world to remember about your experience?”
Light refreshments will be provided! PLEASE dress casually and comfortably and feel free to bring a cushion to sit on.
If you cannot attend, please feel free to submit text, pictures, audio or video on storiestold.tumblr.com. You can do so anonymously if you wish.
I am also interested in the stories of the elderly in our communities, those who do not speak english, and those who do not feel that their stories belong in spaces like galleries. Please feel free to extend this invitation to any and all who may benefit from such an event.
This event has been partially funded by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Image: "Porcelain vessels that I am creating to represent the laborious and often times futile process of trying to carry, preserve, and pass on our heritage and legacy on our own." Satpreet Kahlon