Laundry Day – Be a Part of the Narrative
Laundry Day – returning to Charlotte Lit on May 4 from 2:30-5:00 pm – is a space and an opportunity for you to share your story by creating a piece of visual storytelling. Your (signed or anonymous) piece will be joined with the others on clothesline and become a part of all future and upcoming installations of Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry in Charlotte and across the country.
It is not necessary for you to have any artistic skill to participate.
If possible, please bring an article of clothing, textiles, pieces of fabric, photographs, letters, or papers that are significant and can serve as the base layer for your piece and that perhaps connects with the meaning of the story you will share. I will provide all of the other materials that you will need to create your piece.
About Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry
We all have a story to tell.
As women (cis women, trans women, trans-femme, and non-binary folx) our voices are often silenced.
Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry creates opportunities and spaces for us to share and reveal our stories of strength, unity, and resistance of oppression, injustice, and exclusion through visual storytelling.
When we reveal our stories, we create the possibility of shifting the narrative.
Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is a catalyst for women’s voices, a call to gather together, opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to foster the love and understanding that resists hate and injustice.
Since February of 2018, hundreds of women from 7 states have shared and revealed their stories. Their stories have been joined together on clotheslines in more than a dozen spaces and in 3 states. Keep this movement going by including your story and participating in this Laundry Day.
Andrea Downs an artist and an activist who has taught for 15 years. She creates work that is designed to foster collaboration, connections, and deeper dialogue across different segments of the diverse communities within which she lives and works. Relationships, connections, identity, and an openness to engage with one another are at the center of her artwork and her teaching. She creates opportunities and shared experiences in order to foster the kinds of connections that build strong communities based on love and understanding.