As women, our voices are often silenced. Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is an ongoing community art movement that responds to this silencing by creating opportunities for women (cis women, trans women, women identifying, and non-binary people) to share experiences of strength, unity, and resistance of oppression, injustice, and exclusion through visual storytelling.
This year Charlotte Lit will host two Laundry Day workshops: Saturday, September 28 and Saturday, March 7 (1 – 3:30 pm). Each workshop will provide an opportunity for you to share your voice through the creation of a piece of visual storytelling that will be displayed with others on the Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry clothesline at locations throughout Charlotte and across the country.
You don’t need any artistic skill to participate, just a desire to share your story.
Basic workshop materials will be provided. If possible, however, please bring articles of clothing or other textiles or pieces of fabric that can serve as the base layer for your piece. You may also want to bring photographs, letters, and other items that are personally significant or provide a meaningful connection to the story you want to share.
About Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry
Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is a collaboration between local artist and “Laundry Day” creator Andrea Downs, founder and editor of People of CLT Mai-Lis Bahr, and Charlotte Lit. The initiative serves as a catalyst for women’s voices, a call to gather together to listen and to be heard, and an opportunity to foster love and understanding that resists hate and injustice.