Screen Printer and ARTwork

Although T-shirt making was not the focus of the event, I still felt the need to discuss this station. Firstly, the machine that was used for the t-shirts was made by a young women at her house. This was a contraption I had never witnessed and it worked successfully every time she used it. She also explained how I could attempt to recreate the machine and possibly use it as a fundraiser at my school for my organization Sisterhood. She was very friendly a gave positive vibes. I noticed a sign that stated suggested donations, and even after all my questions and comments she didn’t mention the price. I gave her money anyways and I know she appreciated it. Another station that was very unique was the painting canvases, they were all very authentic and looked very detailed. Overall whether you were buying merchandise or engaging in conversation, everyone volunteering was friendly and social. I even got a few pictures taken.

–   Tryakel Anderson

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Women of Color Panalist

Hi my name is Tryakel Anderson and I am a junior at the University of Washington. For my African American studies class I had to attend this event and I am very appreciative of this requirement. This event was very intriguing and inspirational for me. Being that I consider myself a feminist and I am also a musician (drums and clarinet) it was very interesting to attend a festival that commemorated those two things. Although there were many, the most intriguing aspect was the panel of women of color. They were women of multiple ethnicities who spoke to the audience about systematic change and media justice. I like that people were able to ask them questions about their work and that they advocated for women empowerment and solidarity.