This collective started as a project for my Design Activism Residency with the Shumka Centre at Emily Carr University.
The idea for the collective was birthed as a result of the racial injustices that our world was seeing in 2020, as it relates mostly to black lives and police brutality; as well as some difficult and unpleasant conversations that were happening in a community that I was a part of.
Through these occurrences, I saw that there was an unwillingness to make space for black us and this was contributing to barriers to black communal development in that place.
It was important to make space for black “us”.
“On the 10th of June 2021, I messaged Blanes, Chelsea, Fanny, Seun and Sayo and I told them about my desire to make space for us.
I invited them to join me in rewriting our history through art and we became The Writing Circle Project [WCP].
After months of discussing, writing and making, we are proud to present our first body of work
IS A SPACE
You Are More Than Your Skin
[I am more than my skin]