Refashioning Identity was a stitching project guided by
artist Diana Weymar for the University of Puget Sound,
Tacoma community. Each contributor was given one
cotton-lined page upon which to stitch their concept. My
page was inspired by paper dolls and the messages that
are projected onto our clothing choices, as well as the
messages we tell ourselves when we wear them.
My piece for Grab Back Comics is a conflation of thoughts that bombard me each morning while getting dressed: the what to wear vs. should wear, fun vs. fear, and what makes the culture feel safe, even if it makes me feel fake.
Erma will be presenting Grab Back Comics at a Comics & Medicine conference in Seattle mid-June. I'm excited my piece was included!